Leo's HVAC Tip: Fahrenheit And Celsius
Usually you will work in either Celsius or Fahrenheit, and there is no need to convert. If you are in situations where you need to convert, the simplest way is to carry a conversion chart in your toolbox for the normal range of temperatures. You can also carry these equations in your notebook:
Change 14 degrees C to the temperature in Fahrenheit: (1.8 x 14 degrees C) + 32 = 57.2 degrees F
Change 97 degrees F to the temperature in Celsius: 0.55 x (97 degrees F â€“ 32) = 35.75 degrees C
Adapted from Refrigeration for HVAC Cooling Systems by Leo Meyer, from the Indoor Environment Technician's Library series; www.lamabooks.com.
Publication date: 01/24/2005