One question we get a lot, especially from people who are new to using oil heat, is “how much heating oil will I use this winter?”
The truth is, that’s not an easy question to answer. So many factors contribute to how much fuel you’ll use, including:
However, if you want a rough idea about how much heating oil you’re likely to use during a full heating season, here’s a rule of thumb: for a 2,500 square-foot home, you’ll typically burn between five and eight gallons of heating oil per day. Since a common 275-gallon tank typically holds about 240 gallons of fuel (the rest of the space inside your tank is needed for debris), a full tank should last you about five to six weeks.
Just remember that this figure is an estimate – every home is different and uses different amounts of heating oil every day during the cold months. If you want to avoid a fuel run-out, here are three of the best ways to do it:
Stay warm and safe this winter with reliable home heating oil deliveries in Connecticut from the pros at Hocon. Contact us today to become a Hocon customer, or to place an order for fuel on your existing account!