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Propane vs. Natural Gas vs. Heating Oil: Western Mass Home Heating Fuel Comparison

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Natural gas is the most popular choice in Western Mass, used by 140,247 or 42.90% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for Western Mass homeowners is heating oil, used by 90,376 homes (27.64%). The remaining homes are heated with electricity (60,612), propane (21,112), wood (10,122), and other fuels (8,447).

Western Mass Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelWestern Mass Households % of Households
Natural Gas140,24742.90%
Heating Oil90,37627.64%
Electricity60,61218.54%
Propane21,1126.46%
Wood10,1223.10%
Other Fuels4,2681.31%
No Fuel2,6720.82%
Solar1,0780.33%
Coal4290.13%

Natural gas (42.90)

Heating oil (27.64)

Electricity (18.54)

Propane (6.46)

Wood (3.10)

Other fuels (1.31)

No fuel (0.82)

Solar (0.33)

Coal (0.13)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in Western Mass

Heating oil has become less popular in Western Mass. In the 10 years since 2012, the number of heating oil homes fell from 115,290 to 90,376, a 21.61% drop.

Western Mass Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households
2011119,918
2012115,290
2013110,154
2014104,115
201599,825
201695,698
201793,264
201891,567
201992,494
202091,445
202190,477
202290,376

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in Western Mass

Between 2012 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel rose from 12,764 to 21,112.

Between 2012 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel rose from 122,358 to 140,247.

Electricity use for home heating in Western Mass

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in Western Mass. Since 2012, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 46,156 to 60,612, a 31.32% increase.

Solar use for home heating in Western Mass

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, 1,078 homes in Western Mass are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 1462.32% increase from 2012, when only 69 homes had installed active solar heating.

Western Mass Heating Oil Trends

Last year, Western Mass homeowners purchased a total of 79 million gallons of heating oil.

Short Term Trends

Western Mass’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 Western Mass, the average outside temperature was 6.2° F warmer than the prior winter's average outside temperature.

Western Mass Average Winter Temperature

Heating SeasonAverage Temperature
Winter 2022 - 202338° F
Winter 2021 - 202231.8° F

Western Mass Homeowner’s Guide to Selecting an Oil Company

For Western Mass homeowners heating with oil, selecting which of the 154 heating oil companies that serve Western Mass 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 38 “full-service” oil companies that serve Western Mass. Full service companies such as Alpha Oil Company Inc or Alves Fuels 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 Western Mass 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 Western Mass include Roberts Energy Llc and Central Oil Co.

Western Mass Heating Oil Company Fast Facts

Heating Oil Companies Serving Western Mass: 154 companies

Average Number Of Western Mass Homes Served Per Company: 586 homes

Western Mass Heating Oil FAQ's

How much is home heating oil in Western Mass?

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

Heating oil costs $86.53 per month in Western Mass (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 Western Mass use in the upcoming week?

In the upcoming week, the temperature in Western Mass is expected to drop to a low of 54.1°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 Western Mass compare to the national average?

Today, The Western Mass average heating oil price is $0.03/gal cheaper than the U.S. average.

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

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

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