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Propane vs. Natural Gas vs. Heating Oil: Connecticut Home Heating Fuel Comparison

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Heating oil is the most popular choice in Connecticut, used by 539,715 or 38.13% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for Connecticut homeowners is natural gas, used by 516,459 homes (36.49%). The remaining homes are heated with electricity (244,511), propane (75,150), wood (23,585), and other fuels (30,431).

Connecticut Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelConnecticut Households % of Households
Heating Oil539,71538.13%
Natural Gas516,45936.49%
Electricity244,51117.27%
Propane75,1505.31%
Wood23,5851.67%
Other Fuels18,4001.30%
No Fuel9,3140.66%
Solar1,8520.13%
Coal8650.06%

Heating oil (38.13)

Natural gas (36.49)

Electricity (17.27)

Propane (5.31)

Wood (1.67)

Other fuels (1.30)

No fuel (0.66)

Solar (0.13)

Coal (0.06)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in Connecticut

Heating oil has become less popular in Connecticut. In the 6 years since 2016, the number of heating oil homes fell from 581,382 to 539,715, a 7.17% drop.

Connecticut Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households
2011654,783
2012644,340
2013627,716
2014613,504
2015595,244
2016581,382
2017574,588
2018565,439
2019556,309
2020551,817
2021544,406
2022539,715

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in Connecticut

Between 2016 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel rose from 50,508 to 75,150.

Between 2016 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel rose from 461,985 to 516,459.

Electricity use for home heating in Connecticut

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in Connecticut. Since 2016, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 214,951 to 244,511, a 13.75% increase.

Solar use for home heating in Connecticut

Solar is the most environmentally friendly of all space heating fuels. With an “active” solar heating system, liquid is circulated between solar panels on a home’s roof and a heat energy storage tank in the basement.

Currently, 1,852 homes in Connecticut are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 181.46% increase from 2016, when only 658 homes had installed active solar heating.

Connecticut Heating Oil Trends

Last year, Connecticut homeowners purchased a total of 397 million gallons of heating oil.

Short Term Trends

Connecticut’s overall heating oil use varies from year to year, primarily depending on how cold each winter is. As the temperature outside gets colder, homes’ heating systems need to burn more and more oil to keep homes warm. Last winter in Connecticut, the average outside temperature was 8.5° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.

Connecticut Average Winter Temperature

Heating SeasonAverage Temperature
Winter 2022 - 202346.5° F
Winter 2021 - 202238° F

Connecticut Homeowner’s Guide to Selecting an Oil Company

For Connecticut homeowners heating with oil, selecting which of the 647 heating oil companies that serve Connecticut is an important decision.

Full Service Oil Companies: Homeowners willing to pay a premium for a “set-it-and-forget-it” heating system choose one of the 256 “full-service” oil companies that serve Connecticut. Full service companies such as Pomfret Fuel Service LLC or Affordable Fuel Co LLC offer automatic fuel delivery and furnace repair under a single roof.

Discount Oil Companies: Also known by the names “COD Fuel Companies” or “Cash Heating Oil Companies”, these companies are for the budget-conscious Connecticut homeowner. In return for better prices, you monitor the oil level in your tank and place an order when you run low on oil. Examples of cash heating oil companies that serve Connecticut include Nikko Oil LLC and 1St Choice Fuel LLC.

Connecticut Heating Oil Company Fast Facts

Heating Oil Companies Serving Connecticut: 647 companies

Average Number Of Connecticut Homes Served Per Company: 834 homes

Average Gallons Delivered per Connecticut Oil Company: 614,035 gallons per year

Connecticut Heating Oil FAQ's

How much is home heating oil in Connecticut?

Home heating oil is $3.15 per gallon right now, on average in Connecticut. Today's oil prices in Connecticut range from the cheapest price of $2.89 to the most expensive price of $3.51 right now per gallon for a 100-gallon heating oil delivery, depending on the oil company you use and the delivery address.

How much does heating oil cost per month in Connecticut?

Heating oil costs $88.68 per month in Connecticut (averaged over 12 months), totalling $1152.83 per year. On a cost per delivery basis, this equates to 4 deliveries of $288.21 per delivery.

How much heating oil will a home in Connecticut use in the upcoming week?

In the upcoming week, the temperature in Connecticut is expected to drop to a low of 60.4°F. The average 1,500 square foot house will burn 7.67123 gallons of heating oil.

How does the price per gallon of heating oil in Connecticut compare to the national average?

Today, The Connecticut average heating oil price is $0.04/gal cheaper than the U.S. average.

How many gallons of heating oil does a home in Connecticut burn annually?

A 1,500 square foot home in Connecticut uses an average of 398.90 gallons each year.

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