So for this research paper, I'm looking at generally how much it costs to heat up a room.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

So what I'd like to know is a formula or equation that will calculate how much energy (specifically BTUs) will be required to heat up a room of a certain volume to a certain degree.

I found this calculator online which is pretty much what I'm looking for (put in the L x W x H of the room as well as inside and outside temperature), but since this is a research paper, I need to know the exact formula (where the formula came from, or who derived it)..

Link to calculator: http://www.hermannelson.com/btu_calculator.cfm [Broken]

Any help is greatly appreciated

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# Calculate Required Energy (BTU) to heat up a room

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