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Map of the COD Fuel Oil Delivery Service Area for VA

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

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Electricity is the most popular choice in Virginia, used by 729,818 or 56.56% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for Virginia homeowners is natural gas, used by 482,135 homes (37.37%). The remaining homes are heated with heating oil (32,375), propane (30,950), no fuel (11,716), and other fuels (13,236).

Virginia Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelVirginia Households % of Households
Electricity729,81856.56%
Natural Gas482,13537.37%
Heating Oil32,3752.51%
Propane30,9502.40%
No Fuel11,7160.91%
Wood7,9950.62%
Other Fuels3,8870.30%
Solar8830.07%
Coal4710.04%

Electricity (56.56)

Natural gas (37.37)

Heating oil (2.51)

Propane (2.40)

No fuel (0.91)

Wood (0.62)

Other fuels (0.30)

Solar (0.07)

Coal (0.04)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in Virginia

Heating oil has become less popular in Virginia. In the 8 years since 2014, the number of heating oil homes fell from 50,866 to 32,375, a 36.35% drop.

Virginia Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households
201165,440
201260,145
201354,943
201450,866
201547,395
201643,436
201741,574
201839,490
201937,096
202035,272
202133,331
202232,375

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in Virginia

Between 2014 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel rose from 24,091 to 30,950.

Between 2014 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel rose from 444,910 to 482,135.

Electricity use for home heating in Virginia

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in Virginia. Since 2014, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 591,187 to 729,818, a 23.45% increase.

Solar use for home heating in Virginia

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, 883 homes in Virginia are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 612.10% increase from 2014, when only 124 homes had installed active solar heating.

Virginia Heating Oil Trends

Last year, Virginia homeowners purchased a total of 20 million gallons of heating oil.

Short Term Trends

Virginia’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 Virginia, the average outside temperature was 4.3° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.

Virginia Average Winter Temperature

Heating SeasonAverage Temperature
Winter 2022 - 202348° F
Winter 2021 - 202243.7° F

Virginia Homeowner’s Guide to Selecting an Oil Company

For Virginia homeowners heating with oil, selecting which of the 226 heating oil companies that serve Virginia 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 2 “full-service” oil companies that serve Virginia. Full service companies such as Robert B Payne Inc 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 Virginia 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 Virginia include Morgan Oil Corporation and FANNON PETROLEUM SERVICES.

Virginia Heating Oil Company Fast Facts

Heating Oil Companies Serving Virginia: 226 companies

Average Number Of Virginia Homes Served Per Company: 143 homes

Average Gallons Delivered per Virginia Oil Company: 347,176 gallons per year

Virginia Heating Oil FAQ's

How much is home heating oil in Virginia?

Home heating oil is $3.30 per gallon right now, on average in Virginia. Today's oil prices in Virginia range from the cheapest price of $3.30 to the most expensive price of $3.30 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 Virginia?

Heating oil costs $101.26 per month in Virginia (averaged over 12 months), totalling $1316.38 per year. On a cost per delivery basis, this equates to 4 deliveries of $329.10 per delivery.

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

In the upcoming week, the temperature in Virginia is expected to drop to a low of 62.1°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 Virginia compare to the national average?

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

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

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

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