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Map of the COD Fuel Oil Delivery Service Area for MA

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

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Natural gas is the most popular choice in Massachusetts, used by 1,461,466 or 52.56% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for Massachusetts homeowners is heating oil, used by 658,818 homes (23.69%). The remaining homes are heated with electricity (489,563), propane (120,615), wood (32,515), and other fuels (50,583).

Massachusetts Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelMassachusetts Households % of Households
Natural Gas1.4M52.56%
Heating Oil658,81823.69%
Electricity489,56317.61%
Propane120,6154.34%
Wood32,5151.17%
Other Fuels24,4920.88%
No Fuel19,2570.69%
Solar5,3520.19%
Coal1,4820.05%

Natural gas (52.56)

Heating oil (23.69)

Electricity (17.61)

Propane (4.34)

Wood (1.17)

Other fuels (0.88)

No fuel (0.69)

Solar (0.19)

Coal (0.05)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in Massachusetts

Heating oil has become less popular in Massachusetts. In the 6 years since 2016, the number of heating oil homes fell from 718,629 to 658,818, a 8.32% drop.

Massachusetts Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households
2011846,202
2012822,948
2013793,333
2014765,821
2015742,006
2016718,629
2017703,025
2018685,761
2019673,509
2020662,932
2021658,196
2022658,818

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in Massachusetts

Between 2016 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel rose from 77,065 to 120,615.

Between 2016 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel rose from 1,294,519 to 1,461,466.

Electricity use for home heating in Massachusetts

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in Massachusetts. Since 2016, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 383,684 to 489,563, a 27.60% increase.

Solar use for home heating in Massachusetts

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, 5,352 homes in Massachusetts are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 303.01% increase from 2016, when only 1,328 homes had installed active solar heating.

Massachusetts Heating Oil Trends

Last year, Massachusetts homeowners purchased a total of 578 million gallons of heating oil.

Short Term Trends

Massachusetts’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 Massachusetts, the average outside temperature was 5.3° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.

Massachusetts Average Winter Temperature

Heating SeasonAverage Temperature
Winter 2022 - 202342.7° F
Winter 2021 - 202237.4° F

Massachusetts Homeowner’s Guide to Selecting an Oil Company

For Massachusetts homeowners heating with oil, selecting which of the 800 heating oil companies that serve Massachusetts 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 210 “full-service” oil companies that serve Massachusetts. Full service companies such as Arlex Oil Corp or Arlington Fuel Oil Co Inc 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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts include Lucky Burner Service Inc and John G Maclellan Inc.

Massachusetts Heating Oil Company Fast Facts

Heating Oil Companies Serving Massachusetts: 800 companies

Average Number Of Massachusetts Homes Served Per Company: 823 homes

Average Gallons Delivered per Massachusetts Oil Company: 727,644 gallons per year

Massachusetts Heating Oil FAQ's

How much is home heating oil in Massachusetts?

Home heating oil is $3.27 per gallon right now, on average in Massachusetts. Today's oil prices in Massachusetts range from the cheapest price of $2.82 to the most expensive price of $3.55 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 Massachusetts?

Heating oil costs $86.53 per month in Massachusetts (averaged over 12 months), totalling $1124.91 per year. On a cost per delivery basis, this equates to 4 deliveries of $281.23 per delivery.

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

In the upcoming week, the temperature in Massachusetts is expected to drop to a low of 60.9°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 Massachusetts compare to the national average?

Today, The Massachusetts average heating oil price is $0.03/gal cheaper than the U.S. average.

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

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

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