16 CFR Appendix K1 to Part 305 - Representative Average Unit Energy Costs for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, Freezers, Clothes Washers, and Water Heater Labels

Appendix K1 to Part 305 - Representative Average Unit Energy Costs for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, Freezers, Clothes Washers, and Water Heater Labels

This Table contains the representative unit energy costs that must be utilized to calculate estimated annual energy cost disclosures required under §§ 305.14, 305.15, 305.17, and 305.27 for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, freezers, clothes washers, and water heaters. This Table is based on information published by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2013.

Type of energy In commonly used terms As required by
DOE test
procedure
Electricity ¢12.00/kWh 23 $.1200/kWh.
Natural Gas $1.09/therm 4 or $11.12/MCF 56 $0.0000109/Btu.
No. 2 Heating Oil $3.80/gallon 7 $0.00002740/Btu.
Propane $2.41/gallon 8 $0.00002639/Btu.
Kerosene $4.21/gallon 9 $0.00003119/Btu.

1 Btu stands for British thermal unit.

2 kWh stands for kiloWatt hour.

3 1 kWh = 3,412 Btu.

4 1 therm = 100,000 Btu. Natural gas prices include taxes.

5 MCF stands for 1,000 cubic feet.

6 For the purposes of this table, 1 cubic foot of natural gas has an energy equivalence of 1,023 Btu.

7 For the purposes of this table, 1 gallon of No. 2 heating oil has an energy equivalence of 138,690 Btu.

8 For the purposes of this table, 1 gallon of liquid propane has an energy equivalence of 91,333 Btu.

9 For the purposes of this table, 1 gallon of kerosene has an energy equivalence of 135,000 Btu.

[83 FR 7600, Feb. 22, 2018, as amended at 84 FR 58037, Oct. 30, 2019]

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