All fuels were not created equal. A therm of gas, a gallon of fuel oil and a gallon of propane all have different amounts of energy and real fuel cost are difficult to compare. Learn more on how to compare fuel cost and to learn about how System 2000 provides a versatile solution and is fuel neutral.
Oil heat provides 53% more energy per gallon than propane, and almost 41% more energy than a therm of natural gas, making oil heat a very good energy value.
An average house in the Northeast uses 822 gallons of fuel oil for heat and hot water for one year. The chart below shows the cost of other fuels providing the same.
Sold in gallons = (140,000 BTU/per gallon)
Sold in Kilowatt hours or KW (3,412 BTU/KW)
40.6 KWH x Peco current rate .17 cents per KW = is like paying $6.90 per Gallon for heating oil
Sold in gallons (91,000 BTU/per gallon) Propane is all most always more expensive to heat your home with then heating oil, because of the lower BTU per gallon then heating oil and normally sells for more per gallon than heating oil.
It takes 3.07 gallons of Propane to equal the same heat content of 2 gallons of Heating Oil
Fuel isn't the only consideration - efficiency can make the difference in cutting use and greenhouse gas emissions. Our new Low Sulfur Heating Oil with 5% Bio Fuel Burns Cleaner Than Natural Gas or Propane. Oil heat is safe: Natural Gas & Propane can explode. Oil heat doesn't explode, nor does it pose a health hazard for you. Oil heat is economical: Adjusted for inflation, Oil heat prices today are lower than they were in 1980. You can count on JC Heating for prompt heating oil delivery, even on the coldest day.