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# Accellerated Watts?

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Okay, here's how you know I'm a nerd....

KwH is more accurately given as kWh, since the W stands for Watts, a fellow's name.

And it stands for kilo Watt hours, not kilo Watts per hour.

I had to get that off my chest.

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Believe this is correct usage

My peak load is 14 kilowatts per hour and my monthly usage is 284 kilowatt hours.
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Noted

and fixed. Thanks!
Retired and loving it.
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I hate to belabor this, but....

kW=3413 Btu/hr. Thus, both kW and Btu/hr are an energy RATE, similar to miles per hour. You pay for the total energy used, which is the rate times time, or BTU's, or kWH.

kW/Hr would convert to (Btu/hr)/hr or Btu/(hour squared) which is not a unit used too often.

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Um, sorta....

The kWh part is fixed, but the explanation should read kiloWatt hours not kiloWatts per hour. The "hours" part goes in the numerator. Delete the word "per."

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Thanks for the clarification...

...now I see said the blind man! That "per" be in there already!
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