How much home heating oil do you use in a month to heat your home?

How much home heating oil do you use in a month to heat your home?

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How much home heating oil do you use in a month to heat your home?

I am curious to know how much oil people use daily or monthly to heat their homes in the winter with home heating oil. If you can also give an idea of the floor area you are heating, it would be helpful.

We use about 75 gallons of heating oil a month. Doesn’t really keep it warm enough in the back of the house, but at least the living room is nice and toasty. Our house is 3 bedrooms two bath, single story.

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3 Responses to “How much home heating oil do you use in a month to heat your home?”

  1. Ivy Says:

    We use about 75 gallons of heating oil a month. Doesn’t really keep it warm enough in the back of the house, but at least the living room is nice and toasty. Our house is 3 bedrooms two bath, single story.

  2. Babs Says:

    We use about 100 gallons a month. We live in a 3 bedroom 1200 sq. ft. single story home in Connecticut. We also use oil to heat our water. We keep the house at 67 when we are home and awake and 58 when we are at work and 61 when we are sleeping. Adding the programable thermostat really helped lower out heating bill.

  3. tipstir Says:

    1400 sq ft.. 1 family 2 level house with basement and garage.

    I just started testing using additive in the home heating fuel to increase the BTU level and to cut down usage of burning the oil to fast.

    I have 2x 250 gallon tanks 500 gallons — Since oil is so expensive I have cut back to 1 tank for now to run my test. I’ve started my test since Nov 2007.

    For each 100 gallons of home heating oil I’ve added 1 quart 32 oz of Marvel Mystery Oil $3.29 to $3.99
    16 oz of Marvel Mystery Oil $2.69 to $3.29

    I’ve poured 2 quarts and 16 oz for 250 gallon tank.
    As soon as I have poured the MMO into the tank the house gets hotter quicker.

    I’ve tested without using it and the house feels cold. I use a Honeywell 7-day electronic computerize themostat to keep it at the temp I want.

    M-F
    Wake at 70F – 7:15a
    Leave at 65F – 8:15a
    Return at 73F – 6:30p
    Sleep at 65F – 12:30a

    Weekends is about the same except for the temp.

    I also have a newer steam boiler with energy star. But I always felt the house wasn’t hot enough. I also get hot water from the boiler too. So you see with MMO the family room in our basement is really hot with MMO about 78F. I have a lot of those steam pipes down there.

    Well I just had to fill the tank with oil two days ago, but the tank is able to last with the settings above about on average with MMO in the tank:

    1.3 months on 250 gallon tank with every day being cold from 18F to 30F..

    1 month 3 weeks

    2x tanks would last me 3.2 months

    I am sure some here keep the house cooler, I just can’t live like that it has to be a certain temp if I am home in the day. At night it has to be 65F. You don’ really want to go lower than that otherwise you’ll start to have plumbling problems with the house being to way to cold.

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