Estimate Heating and Cooling Costs Using Degree Days

Estimate the heating and cooling costs for a building in a specific location over a year using the degree days algorithm. Specify the cost of electricity in kilowatt-hours to estimate how much would be spent on heating and cooling in a year.



The degree days algorithm is specified in the following document:

U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technology Office
Building American Best Practices Series
Volume 7.3
Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
August 2015