Posted: February 5, 2024

How To Estimate Your Daily Heating Oil Use

Ways to keep track of your supply

heating oil Worchester County, NH Those of us in Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire know how important our heating oil is during the chilly winter months. Without it our homes would get uncomfortably cold. This means we also know how important it is to have an idea of our daily heating oil use so that we don’t find ourselves without heating on a frigid day.

What affects heating oil use?

There are multiple factors that impact how much heating oil a household uses. Let’s take a look at what they are:

Estimating your daily heating oil use

While heating oil usage clearly fluctuates, homeowners can estimate that they will use about 2 gallons a day once temperatures reach about 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If a day reaches 40 degrees Fahrenheit homeowners will use closer to approximately 3.7 gallons of heating oil a day. Once temperatures drop to as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit, homeowners should expect to use about 5.3 gallons of heating oil a day.

If you’ve spent a few winter seasons in your home, you can always check previous heating bills and prior heating oil orders to get a sense of how much heating oil you ordered and when those orders were placed.

If you are new to your home, you can talk to neighbors who have a house of a similar size to see how much heating oil they use on average.

Heating oil tank sizes

The amount of heating oil that your home uses on a regular basis helps to determine what size heating oil tank you need. If you have a tank that is too small for your heating oil needs you won’t have enough heating oil to heat your home.
A single-family home with one to two bedrooms usually has a 275-gallon heating oil tank.

Three to four bedroom homes usually have 300-gallon to 500-gallon heating oil tanks.

It is also common to find above-ground heating oil tanks that are 288-gallons, 340-gallons, 420-gallons, 500-gallons, 550-gallons, 675-gallons and 1,000-gallons.

Heating Oil from Fraticelli Oil & Propane

Fraticelli Oil & Propane has the affordable heating oil your Central Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire home needs. You won’t find another company in the area who is as reliable as us. That is due, in part, to our 200,000 gallons of dedicated storage, the most extensive vehicle fleet in the region and the most dependable delivery professionals around. Most of the time it’s even possible for us to make emergency heating oil deliveries within one day.

Contact Fraticelli Oil & Propane for the heating oil your home needs today!