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

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Natural gas is the most popular choice in South Shore Massachusetts, used by 254,682 or 51.79% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for South Shore Massachusetts homeowners is heating oil, used by 136,386 homes (27.74%). The remaining homes are heated with electricity (73,539), propane (22,139), wood (3,474), and other fuels (6,255).

South Shore Massachusetts Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelSouth Shore Massachusetts Households % of Households
Natural Gas254,68251.79%
Heating Oil136,38627.74%
Electricity73,53914.96%
Propane22,1394.50%
Wood3,4740.71%
Other Fuels3,2370.66%
No Fuel2,2650.46%
Solar5370.11%
Coal2160.04%

Natural gas (51.79)

Heating oil (27.74)

Electricity (14.96)

Propane (4.50)

Wood (0.71)

Other fuels (0.66)

No fuel (0.46)

Solar (0.11)

Coal (0.04)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in South Shore Massachusetts

Heating oil has become more popular in South Shore Massachusetts. In the 2 years since 2020, the number of heating oil homes rose from 134,821 to 136,386, a 1.16% lift.

South Shore Massachusetts Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households
2011168,032
2012165,720
2013161,173
2014156,012
2015151,703
2016145,690
2017143,331
2018139,070
2019135,342
2020134,821
2021135,307
2022136,386

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in South Shore Massachusetts

Between 2020 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel rose from 17,972 to 22,139.

Between 2020 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel rose from 234,319 to 254,682.

Electricity use for home heating in South Shore Massachusetts

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in South Shore Massachusetts. Since 2020, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 65,039 to 73,539, a 13.07% increase.

Solar use for home heating in South Shore 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, 537 homes in South Shore Massachusetts are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 79.60% increase from 2020, when only 299 homes had installed active solar heating.

South Shore Massachusetts Heating Oil Trends

Last year, South Shore Massachusetts homeowners purchased a total of 120 million gallons of heating oil.

Short Term Trends

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

South Shore Massachusetts Average Winter Temperature

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

South Shore Massachusetts Homeowner’s Guide to Selecting an Oil Company

For South Shore Massachusetts homeowners heating with oil, selecting which of the 513 heating oil companies that serve South Shore 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 130 “full-service” oil companies that serve South Shore Massachusetts. Full service companies such as A Hohmann & Co Inc or Albert Culver Co 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 South Shore 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 South Shore Massachusetts include Community Oil Company and TLC Companies Inc.

South Shore Massachusetts Heating Oil Company Fast Facts

Heating Oil Companies Serving South Shore Massachusetts: 513 companies

Average Number Of South Shore Massachusetts Homes Served Per Company: 265 homes

South Shore Massachusetts Heating Oil FAQ's

How much is home heating oil in South Shore Massachusetts?

Home heating oil is $3.27 per gallon right now, on average in South Shore Massachusetts. Today's oil prices in South Shore 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 South Shore Massachusetts?

Heating oil costs $86.53 per month in South Shore 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 South Shore Massachusetts use in the upcoming week?

In the upcoming week, the temperature in South Shore 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 South Shore Massachusetts compare to the national average?

Today, The South Shore 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 South Shore Massachusetts burn annually?

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

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