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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 7 years since 2015, the number of heating oil homes fell from 49,420 to 37,959, a 23.19% 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 2015 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel fell from 34,037 to 33,614.

Between 2015 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel fell from 139,909 to 168,825.

Electricity use for home heating in Delaware

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in Delaware. Since 2015, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 107,678 to 140,774, a 30.74% 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 490.53% increase from 2015, when only 169 homes had installed active solar heating.

Delaware Heating Oil Trends

Last year, Delaware homeowners purchased a total of 15 million gallons of heating oil.

Short Term Trends

Delaware’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 Delaware, the average outside temperature was 6.7° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.

Delaware Average Winter Temperature

Heating SeasonAverage Temperature
Winter 2022 - 202347.3° F
Winter 2021 - 202240.6° F

Delaware Homeowner’s Guide to Selecting an Oil Company

For Delaware homeowners heating with oil, selecting which of the 60 heating oil companies that serve Delaware 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 0 “full-service” oil companies that serve Delaware. Full service companies such as undefined or undefined 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 Delaware 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 Delaware include Hillside Oil Co Inc and Shellhorn & Hill Inc.

Delaware Heating Oil Company Fast Facts

Heating Oil Companies Serving Delaware: 60 companies

Average Number Of Delaware Homes Served Per Company: 632 homes

Average Gallons Delivered per Delaware Oil Company: 257,566 gallons per year

Delaware Heating Oil FAQ's

How much is home heating oil in Delaware?

Home heating oil is $3.70 per gallon right now, on average in Delaware. Today's oil prices in Delaware range from the cheapest price of $3.70 to the most expensive price of $3.70 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 $113.53 per month in Delaware (averaged over 12 months), totalling $1475.94 per year. On a cost per delivery basis, this equates to 4 deliveries of $368.99 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 64.1°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 Delaware compare to the national average?

Today, The Delaware average heating oil price is $0.08/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 398.90 gallons each year.

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