In HVAC, you will sometimes have to convert **MBH to kW** (*thousands of BTU/h* to

*). Both these units denote cooling or heating capacity. We will help you to make this conversion using these 2 tools:*

**k**ilo**w**atts**MBH To kW Calculator.**Just insert MBH, and you get the kW equivalent immediately.**MBH To kW Conversion Chart.**We converted*0.01-200 MBH*to kW, and summarized all the results in a neat chart you can use for the quickest make this conversion.

Here is the calculator, followed by the formula (math), and the useful conversion chart:

Say you want to convert 12 MBH to kW. You just insert **’12’** in the MBH insert field, hit *‘Calculate’*, and you get the result in this format (screenshot):

We can see right away that 12 MBH is equal to **3.517 kW** (that’s 3517 watts). If you need to convert kW to MBH (reverse conversion), you can check out a similar kW to MBH calculator here.

Let’s have a look at both of these units and the formula for conversion:

### MBH To kW Formula

In the context of HVAC, both MBH and kW are units used to denote the capacity of air conditioners and heating units:

**MBH**stands for thousands of BTU/h (**1000 BTU/h**). That ‘M’ in MBH is a Roman numeral M = 1000. 1 MBH is equal to 1000 BTU/h; these are British Thermal Units per hour, our most basic heat/cooling transfer unit.**kW**stands for**kilowatts**. Usually, we use them to express electrical power. In the context of HVAC, we use kilowatts as a unit of HVAC capacity.

Now, make a conversion between these two units, we only need to know this rule:

**1 MBH = 0.29308323563892 kW**

MBH is equal to roughly *0.3 kW* (we use a lot of decimal places for an exceeding exact conversion). Knowing this, we can write the following MBH to kW formula:

**kW = MBH Ã— 0.29308323563892**

Basically, we need to multiply MBH by a factor of 0.29308323563892 to get kilowatts.

Quick Example: *How many kW is 30 MBH?* Let’s just insert 30 MBH in the equation above and calculate the kW equivalent like this:

kW (30 MBH) = *30 MBH* Ã— 0.29308323563892 = *8.792 kW*

We see that 30 MBH is equal to 8.792 kW. You can check this result with the calculator above.

Since multiplying by 0.29308323563892 is a bothersome input in a hand calculator, the MBH to kW online calculator is much more convenient to use.

Even more convenient is the following MBH to kW chart, where you can just read the MBH-kW equivalents off the table:

### MBH To kW Conversion Chart

MBH (Thousands BTU/hr): |
kW (kilowatts): |

0.01 MBH | 0.003 kW |

0.1 MBH | 0.029 kW |

1 MBH | 0.293 kW |

2 MBH | 0.586 kW |

3 MBH | 0.879 kW |

4 MBH | 1.172 kW |

5 MBH | 1.465 kW |

6 MBH | 1.758 kW |

7 MBH | 2.052 kW |

8 MBH | 2.345 kW |

9 MBH | 2.638 kW |

10 MBH | 2.931 kW |

11 MBH | 3.224 kW |

12 MBH | 3.517 kW |

13 MBH | 3.810 kW |

14 MBH | 4.103 kW |

15 MBH | 4.396 kW |

16 MBH | 4.689 kW |

17 MBH | 4.982 kW |

18 MBH | 5.275 kW |

19 MBH | 5.569 kW |

20 MBH | 5.862 kW |

25 MBH | 7.327 kW |

30 MBH | 8.792 kW |

35 MBH | 10.258 kW |

40 MBH | 11.723 kW |

45 MBH | 13.189 kW |

50 MBH | 14.654 kW |

60 MBH | 17.585 kW |

70 MBH | 20.516 kW |

80 MBH | 23.447 kW |

90 MBH | 26.377 kW |

100 MBH | 29.308 kW |

110 MBH | 32.239 kW |

120 MBH | 35.170 kW |

130 MBH | 38.101 kW |

140 MBH | 41.032 kW |

150 MBH | 43.962 kW |

160 MBH | 46.893 kW |

170 MBH | 49.824 kW |

180 MBH | 52.755 kW |

190 MBH | 55.686 kW |

200 MBH | 58.617 kW |

All the most commonly used MBH are gathered here. If, for example, you need to know how many kW is 9 MBH, you can look at the chart, and see immediately that 9 MBH is equal to 2.638 kW.

We hope that this chart, explanation, and online calculator will help you with any and every MBH to kilowatt conversion. If you need more help, use the comments below to specify the problem you are solving, and we can do some math together.