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Heating Oil in Dover, DE

Company NameHeating Oil DeliveryBoiler & Furnace Repair
Service Energy LlcYes No
Kent Oil & Propane CoYes No
Poores Propane & OilYes No
Sharp EnergyYes No
Barkley Heating & Air LLCYes No

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Dover Heating Oil FAQ's

How much heating oil will a home in Dover, DE use in the upcoming week?

In the upcoming week, the temperature in Dover, DE is expected to drop to a low of 69.6°F. The average 1,500 square foot house will burn 6.57534 gallons of heating oil.

How many gallons of heating oil does a home in Dover, DE burn annually?

A 1,500 square foot home in Dover, DE uses an average of 341.92 gallons each year.

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

Homeowners have a variety of home heating fuels to choose from. Natural gas is the most popular choice in Dover, used by 14,254 or 50.88% of homes. The 2nd most popular choice for Dover homeowners is electricity, used by 8,330 homes (29.74%). The remaining homes are heated with heating oil (2,595), propane (2,431), coal (597), and other fuels (378).

Dover Primary Home Heating Fuel Popularity by Number of Households

FuelDover Households % of Households
Natural Gas14,25450.88%
Heating Oil2,5959.26%
Other Fuels920.33%
No Fuel680.24%

Natural gas (50.88)

Electricity (29.74)

Heating oil (9.26)

Propane (8.68)

Coal (2.13)

Wood (0.72)

Other fuels (0.33)

No fuel (0.24)

Solar (0.05)

#2 Heating Oil (Fuel Oil) Use in Dover

Heating oil has become less popular in Dover. In the 6 years since 2016, the number of heating oil homes fell from 3,238 to 2,595, a 19.86% drop.

Dover Heating Oil Households (2011 - 2022)

YearHeating Oil Households

Propane vs. Natural Gas use for home heating in Dover

Between 2016 and today, the number of homes using propane as the primary space heating fuel rose from 2,250 to 2,431.

Between 2016 and today, the number of homes using natural gas as the primary space heating fuel rose from 13,564 to 14,254.

Electricity use for home heating in Dover

Electric space heating systems are becoming more popular in Dover. Since 2016, the number of homes heating with electricity rose from 5,898 to 8,330, a 41.23% increase.

Solar use for home heating in Dover

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, 15 homes in Dover are heated with active solar arrays. This is a 34.78% decrease from 2016, when only 23 homes had installed active solar heating.

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