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Propane vs. Natural Gas vs. Heating Oil: Southern Maine Home Heating Fuel Comparison

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Heating oil is the most popular choice in Southern Maine, used by 161,050 or 57.94% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for Southern Maine homeowners is propane, used by 36,404 homes (13.10%). The remaining homes are heated with natural gas (35,192), electricity (26,774), wood (14,646), and other fuels (7,850).

Southern Maine Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelSouthern Maine Households % of Households
Heating Oil161,05057.94%
Propane36,40413.10%
Natural Gas35,19212.66%
Electricity26,7749.63%
Wood14,6465.27%
Other Fuels5,3721.93%
No Fuel1,4180.51%
Solar8130.29%
Coal2470.09%

Heating oil (57.94)

Propane (13.10)

Natural gas (12.66)

Electricity (9.63)

Wood (5.27)

Other fuels (1.93)

No fuel (0.51)

Solar (0.29)

Coal (0.09)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in Southern Maine

Heating oil has become less popular in Southern Maine. In the 6 years since 2016, the number of heating oil homes fell from 163,695 to 161,050, a 1.62% drop.

Southern Maine Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households
2011183,333
2012179,788
2013175,026
2014170,800
2015166,926
2016163,695
2017161,353
2018160,376
2019159,351
2020161,019
2021160,641
2022161,050

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in Southern Maine

Between 2016 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel rose from 24,344 to 36,404.

Between 2016 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel rose from 28,884 to 35,192.

Electricity use for home heating in Southern Maine

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in Southern Maine. Since 2016, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 13,753 to 26,774, a 94.68% increase.

Solar use for home heating in Southern Maine

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, 813 homes in Southern Maine are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 243.04% increase from 2016, when only 237 homes had installed active solar heating.

Southern Maine Heating Oil FAQ's

How much is home heating oil in Southern Maine?

Home heating oil is $3.57 per gallon right now, on average in Southern Maine. Today's oil prices in Southern Maine range from the cheapest price of $3.34 to the most expensive price of $3.99 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 Southern Maine?

Heating oil costs $534.53 per month in Southern Maine (averaged over 12 months), totalling $6948.94 per year. On a cost per delivery basis, this equates to 4 deliveries of $1737.23 per delivery.

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

In the upcoming week, the temperature in Southern Maine is expected to drop to a low of 10.8°F. The average 1,500 square foot house will burn 40.01 gallons of heating oil.

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

Today, The Southern Maine average heating oil price is $0.05/gal cheaper than the U.S. average.

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

A 1,500 square foot home in Southern Maine uses an average of 2080.52 gallons each year.