Comparing Apples to Oranges (or BTUs to Watts)
I'm searching for a new heater for my workshop.
Electric heaters are rated in Watts (power).
NG/LPG/Wood heaters are rated in BTUs (energy).
So how am I supposed to compare the two.
A 5000 watt electric heater would be how many BTUs.
In other words, how many BTUs would a heater need to
put out to equal an electric heater of 5000 watts.
Or is it as simple as 1 BTU = 1054 Joules
And 5000 watts = 5000 Joules per second
so I would need almost a 5 BTU heater to equal a 5000 watt heater.
5 BTU = 5272 Joules.
What do y'all say about this.
Here is a link that might be useful: Interesting conversion page.