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Propane vs. Natural Gas vs. Heating Oil: Crawford County Home Heating Fuel Comparison

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Natural gas is the most popular choice in Crawford County, used by 2,698,438 or 51.75% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for Crawford County homeowners is electricity, used by 1,275,546 homes (24.46%). The remaining homes are heated with heating oil (786,449), propane (256,098), wood (122,435), and other fuels (139,486).

Crawford County Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelCrawford County Households % of Households
Natural Gas2.6M51.75%
Heating Oil786,44915.08%
Other Fuels50,5060.97%
No Fuel33,3560.64%

Natural gas (51.75)

Electricity (24.46)

Heating oil (15.08)

Propane (4.91)

Wood (2.35)

Coal (0.99)

Other fuels (0.97)

No fuel (0.64)

Solar (0.08)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in Crawford County

Heating oil has become less popular in Crawford County. In the 7 years since 2015, the number of heating oil homes fell from 899,276 to 786,449, a 12.55% drop.

Crawford County Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in Crawford County

Between 2015 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel rose from 193,724 to 256,098.

Between 2015 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel rose from 2,531,483 to 2,698,438.

Electricity use for home heating in Crawford County

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in Crawford County. Since 2015, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 1,070,495 to 1,275,546, a 19.15% increase.

Solar use for home heating in Crawford County

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, 4,093 homes in Crawford County are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 157.91% increase from 2015, when only 1,587 homes had installed active solar heating.

Crawford County Heating Oil Trends

Last year, Crawford County homeowners purchased a total of 392,335 gallons of heating oil.

Short Term Trends

Crawford County’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 Crawford County, the average outside temperature was 4.7° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.

Crawford County Average Winter Temperature

Heating SeasonAverage Temperature
Winter 2022 - 202341.3° F
Winter 2021 - 202236.6° F

Crawford County Homeowner’s Guide to Selecting an Oil Company

For Crawford County homeowners heating with oil, selecting which of the 8 heating oil companies that serve Crawford County 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 Crawford County. 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 Crawford County 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 Crawford County include Espyville Htg & Clg and BECK'S HEATING AND AC.

Crawford County Heating Oil Company Fast Facts

Heating Oil Companies Serving Crawford County: 8 companies

Average Number Of Crawford County Homes Served Per Company: 76 homes

Average Gallons Delivered per Crawford County Oil Company: 49,041 gallons per year

Crawford County Heating Oil Delivery Overview

608 households in Crawford County heat their homes with fuel oil. This makes oil delivery essential when Crawford County thermometers drop as low as 42.5° F each winter.

15% of Crawford County Households Rely On Heating Oil Delivery Each Winter

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13 Crawford County Oil Companies Go the Distance

With 392,335 gallons of heating oil delivered to Crawford County homeowners during the winter of 2023, the Crawford County community relies on its 13 oil companies to keep warm.

Oil delivery is a two step process: First, an oil truck picks up oil at the nearest bulk fuel terminal. In the case of Crawford County, two of the closest terminals are United in Warren, PA and Ergon in Newell, PA. Then, the truck delivers the #2 heating oil to homes and businesses in Crawford County.

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