What is the average heating oil consumption for a home during the summer months in New England?

What is the average heating oil consumption for a home during the summer months in New England?

What is the average heating oil consumption for a home during the summer months in New England?

I am trying to figure out if I am burning an unusually high amount of heating oil during the summer months. I had my 250 gallon tank filled in mid April and it ran out of oil today (10/12). 41 gallons a month seems like a lot of oil for heating water during the Spring, Summer and Fall. It is just my wife and I living in the house and we take average length showers once a day. Please let me know if my consumption is too high.

If you have your hot water heater as one of the zones of a hot water Central home heating system, your whole house furnace is running just to heat your hot water, in which case, that consumption would be about right.
If you have an oil fired hot water heater that consumption rate is way high.
Also you should check for leaks, and if the fill pipe is accessible to strangers, you may have a theft problem- get a locking cap.

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3 Responses to “What is the average heating oil consumption for a home during the summer months in New England?”

  1. Rob G Says:

    If you have your hot water heater as one of the zones of a hot water Central home heating system, your whole house furnace is running just to heat your hot water, in which case, that consumption would be about right.
    If you have an oil fired hot water heater that consumption rate is way high.
    Also you should check for leaks, and if the fill pipe is accessible to strangers, you may have a theft problem- get a locking cap.

  2. George Says:

    I’m guessing your hot water is from the furnace and not a separate water heater? If that is the case then it would really depend on how much hot water you are using. I grew up in New England and we used zero gallons of oil in the summer but we had an electric hot water heater.

  3. Bob Roizman Says:

    Hi,

    I have a hot air oil burner system that is consuming 3.78 gallons of oil per day on a 2000 sq ft home in Long Island. The hot water is an electric system separate from the heat. I would like to know if that is average or too high and is it affected by the humidity in the home?

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