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How much does it cost to run a gas lantern?Updated 2 years ago

The cost for running a lantern can be calculated using the following equation: 

((BTU per hour use of lantern x 720)/(102000)) x CCF

Where CCF or CHF is the cubic hundred feet charge found on your monthly gas bill, and BTU is the quoted gas usage from the lantern.


Example: Copper Lighting Co. lantern uses 1460 BTU per hour and my gas bill has a .64 CCF rate: ((1460 x 720)/(102000)) x .64 = $6.60 per month per lantern when run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Our typical BTU ratings/hour by manufacturer can be found here.

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