kool, thanks for the link. The page is informative, but contrary to
what Noon-Air said later - this is rocket science, but shouldn't be. I
read some of the text on the page, but:
a) I couldn't find the answer to my question,
b) Even if there is an answer on that page, why is everyone talking
about BTUs, kJ, calories, etc. and not something much more familiar
like degrees per m2 per hour? Why don't we start expressing the speed
of our cars in light year/picosecond or measure time as "duration of
9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition
between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the
caesium-133 atom at zero kelvins" (which actually is the definition of
c) Again, even if there is an answer, it's hidden in tons of
specialized text - is there an FAQ, for God's sake? Come on, people,
we should be making our lives easier, not more complex. Whoever needs
to know of BTUs (e.g. HVAC people) - let them know. Anyone who doesn't
need - don't let them even near BTUs!
d) I spent 15 minutes just reading this. If I spend 15 minutes reading
all kinds of rocket-science-type texts, I'll probably die pretty soon.
Hey, I cannot be an expert for everything, so there are many things
pretty clear to someone from the field, but not to an average AC
buyer. Can anyone recommend a clear, average-human-readable answer or
text on this?
e) "OK, I'm stupid".