How Much Propane Will You Need This Winter?

Posted: December 2, 2019

propane gaugeThere are many variables that come into play when estimating how much propane gas you’ll use to heat your house in winter – how energy efficient your home is, the weather, and the age and condition of your heating equipment, to name a few. But there are some rules of thumb that will help you get least some idea of what to expect in the coming months.

Please keep in mind that these are only estimates – any of the factors listed above, plus many others, can affect your actual propane use!

Propane average usage
With propane, you have to take into account not just your furnace, but also any other propane equipment in your house, including the ones listed below.

Here are some average yearly usage rates for common appliances. Keep in mind that energy use for most of these pieces of equipment tends to intensify during the winter months – even your water heater, which works harder to offset the inlet temperature of water coming into your home and to fight off the cold in your basement.

ApplianceAnnual gallons used
Propane furnace1000
Propane water heater250
Propane fireplace200
Propane stove/Range35
Propane stove/Range20

As you can see, the gallons add up pretty quickly – one reason why it’s important to have a reliable propane supplier in Central Maine to get you through the cold winter months.

If you want a better idea of how much propane your home might use – and how quickly, check out this article from – or better yet, just contact us today. Our experts will help you determine whether or not your propane tank is right-sized for your home and usage so you can be sure you’re getting the most value for your money.

And if you never want to think at all about propane refills again, just sign up for FREE automatic propane delivery from Murray-Heutz Oil and Propane and let us worry about it!

Stay warm and safe this winter with reliable home propane deliveries in Androscoggin County from the pros at Murray-Heutz Oil and Propane. Contact us today to learn more, or to become a Murray-Heutz customer.