map of USA showing BTU zones and equation for figuring out BTUs needed
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How Much Fire Power Do You Need?

Gas fireplaces have a wide range of heat output, from about 7,000 to 60,000 Btus. Use this formula to determine which models generate enough heat to warm your room. The formula assumes that your house is well insulated and has tight windows, and that you like the temperature set at 72 degrees F.
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