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Map of the COD Fuel Oil Delivery Service Area for OH

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

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Natural gas is the most popular choice in Ohio, used by 1,700,774 or 69.02% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for Ohio homeowners is electricity, used by 649,163 homes (26.35%). The remaining homes are heated with propane (57,730), heating oil (30,040), other fuels (15,384), and other fuels (26,407).

Ohio Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelOhio Households % of Households
Natural Gas1.7M69.02%
Heating Oil30,0401.22%
Other Fuels15,3840.62%
No Fuel14,5800.59%

Natural gas (69.02)

Electricity (26.35)

Propane (2.34)

Heating oil (1.22)

Other fuels (0.62)

No fuel (0.59)

Wood (0.44)

Coal (0.02)

Solar (0.02)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in Ohio

Heating oil has become less popular in Ohio. In the 4 years since 2018, the number of heating oil homes fell from 30,678 to 30,040, a 2.08% drop.

Ohio Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in Ohio

Between 2018 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel rose from 46,757 to 57,730.

Between 2018 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel rose from 1,669,146 to 1,700,774.

Electricity use for home heating in Ohio

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in Ohio. Since 2018, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 568,942 to 649,163, a 14.10% increase.

Solar use for home heating in Ohio

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, 524 homes in Ohio are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 48.44% increase from 2018, when only 353 homes had installed active solar heating.

Ohio Heating Oil Trends

Last year, Ohio homeowners purchased a total of 19 million gallons of heating oil.

Short Term Trends

Ohio’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 Ohio, the average outside temperature was 9.9° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.

Ohio Average Winter Temperature

Heating SeasonAverage Temperature
Winter 2022 - 202351.1° F
Winter 2021 - 202241.2° F

Ohio Homeowner’s Guide to Selecting an Oil Company

For Ohio homeowners heating with oil, selecting which of the 372 heating oil companies that serve Ohio 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 Ohio. 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 Ohio 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 Ohio include Great Lakes Petroleum Co and Ravenna Oil Company Inc.

Ohio Heating Oil Company Fast Facts

Heating Oil Companies Serving Ohio: 372 companies

Average Number Of Ohio Homes Served Per Company: 80 homes

Average Gallons Delivered per Ohio Oil Company: 170,290 gallons per year

Ohio Heating Oil FAQ's

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

In the upcoming week, the temperature in Ohio is expected to drop to a low of 56°F. The average 1,500 square foot house will burn 8.44 gallons of heating oil.

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

A 1,500 square foot home in Ohio uses an average of 438.88 gallons each year.

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