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therm

Brit a unit of heat equal to 100 000 British thermal units. One therm is equal to 1.055 056 × 108 joules

therm

[thərm]
(thermodynamics)
A unit of heat energy, equal to 100,000 international table British thermal units, or approximately 1.055 × 108 joules.

therm

A quantity of heat equivalent to 100,000 Btu.
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Residential and business customers can calculate what the decrease means to them by multiplying the number of therms they use by four cents.
A therm equals 100,000 British Thermal Units (BTU).
The plan also includes a pilot program designed to save six million therms of natural gas -- two million therms from the residential market and the remainder from industrial and commercial customers.
If the proposed price cut is approved by the DTE, the average NSTAR Gas heating customer, using 144 therms of gas per month between November and April, will pay approximately $190 per month, down from $261 based on current winter rates.
Under the LGA proposal, a residential customer who uses 25 therms of natural gas per month for cooking or hot water would see a decrease from the current $24.
If the IUB approves the rate increase, an average residential customer using 875 therms (one therm equals 100 cubic feet) of natural gas per year will have an increase of $1.