Making sure your Bath, Pennsylvania home is a comfortable temperature during the winter months is vital. If your heating system uses propane, part of the preparations for the winter months involves making sure you have enough to get you through the cold weather without having to call your provider for more during their busy season. So the question becomes how much propane will you need to see you through the cold weather months.
Propane Usage Based on Square Footage
One method to calculate the amount of propane you will need to get your home through the cold months is to look at the average annual usage based on the square footage of your home. It is important to note that when using this method, you take into account that some homes are more energy efficient than others and this can cause your home to use more or less. Below are average usage calculations based on how many square feet your home is.
- 1,000 square feet will use an average of 441 gallons on an annual basis.
- 1,500 square feet will use an average of 666 gallons each year.
- 2,000 square feet will consume up to 888 gallons on an annual basis.
- With 3,000 square feet or higher, you can expect to use 1300 gallons or more per year.
Propane Usage Based on Appliances
Another way to calculate your gas use, which might be more accurate, is by basing it on the average amount that each appliance in your home will use. While energy use will vary based on the efficiency of the appliance, you can expect an average usage for each appliance as follows.
- A furnace will use about 1,000 gallons a year.
- Your hot water heater will use an average of 250 gallons per year.
- You can expect a gas fireplace to go through about 200 gallons annually depending on use.
- Propane stoves use about 35 gallons annually.
- A clothes dryer will average 20 gallons annually.
Are you in need of propane this winter? Contact Sullivan Oil & Propane at 610-813-6555 to schedule your tank fill and automatic refills.
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