EGEE 102
Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection

Seasonal Heating Degree Days Examples

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Example 1

Given the following set of average temperatures, by month, for State College, PA, calculate the HDD for the heating season:

Temperature per Month for State College, PA
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
25°F 28°F 37°F 48°F 59°F 67°F 71°F 70°F 62°F 51°F 41°F 31°F

Please watch the following (2:32) presentation about problem #1:

Seasonal Heating Degree Days - Problem #1

Example 2

If Ms. S. Belle moves from Birmingham, AL (HDD=2,800) to State College, PA (HDD=6,000) how much can she expect her heating bill to increase?

Please watch the following 1:34 presentation about problem #2:

Seasonal Heating Degree Days - Problem #2