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

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Natural gas is the most popular choice in Delaware, used by 168,825 or 43.59% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for Delaware homeowners is electricity, used by 140,774 homes (36.34%). The remaining homes are heated with heating oil (37,959), propane (33,614), other fuels (3,010), and other fuels (6,928).

Delaware Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelDelaware Households % of Households
Natural Gas168,82543.59%
Electricity140,77436.34%
Heating Oil37,9599.80%
Propane33,6148.68%
Other Fuels3,0100.78%
Wood2,5970.67%
No Fuel2,4310.63%
Solar9980.26%
Coal9020.23%

Natural gas (43.59)

Electricity (36.34)

Heating oil (9.80)

Propane (8.68)

Other fuels (0.78)

Wood (0.67)

No fuel (0.63)

Solar (0.26)

Coal (0.23)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in Delaware

Heating oil has become less popular in Delaware. In the 2 years since 2020, the number of heating oil homes fell from 39,828 to 37,959, a 4.69% drop.

Delaware Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households
201158,018
201256,500
201353,981
201451,450
201549,420
201646,781
201743,950
201842,767
201941,202
202039,828
202138,660
202237,959

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in Delaware

Between 2020 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel fell from 34,688 to 33,614.

Between 2020 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel fell from 155,815 to 168,825.

Electricity use for home heating in Delaware

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in Delaware. Since 2020, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 126,793 to 140,774, a 11.03% increase.

Solar use for home heating in Delaware

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, 998 homes in Delaware are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 62.54% increase from 2020, when only 614 homes had installed active solar heating.

Delaware Heating Oil FAQ's

How much is home heating oil in Delaware?

Home heating oil is $4.05 per gallon right now, on average in Delaware. Today's oil prices in Delaware range from the cheapest price of $4.05 to the most expensive price of $4.05 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 Delaware?

Heating oil costs $313.26 per month in Delaware (averaged over 12 months), totalling $4072.44 per year. On a cost per delivery basis, this equates to 4 deliveries of $1018.11 per delivery.

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

In the upcoming week, the temperature in Delaware is expected to drop to a low of 40.9°F. The average 1,500 square foot house will burn 19.3373 gallons of heating oil.

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

Today, The Delaware average heating oil price is $0.09/gal cheaper than the U.S. average.

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

A 1,500 square foot home in Delaware uses an average of 1005.54 gallons each year.