One question we get a lot here at Swezey is “how much heating oil am I going to use this year?”
The truthful answer to that question is “we don’t know.” The reason it’s hard to give a firm answer is that there are so many variables in the equation, including:
- How energy efficient your home is;
- How cold temperatures get;
- How well maintained your heating equipment is;
- How warm you like your home;
- How efficient your furnace or boiler is;
- How air-tight your ductwork is (if you have a forced air system);
- And more.
Still, if you want to get at least some idea of how much heating oil you’re likely to use during the course of a heating season, here’s a rule of thumb: for a 2,500 to 3,000 square-foot home in our Suffolk County service area, you should expect to burn anywhere from five to eight gallons or more of heating oil per day. Since a common 275-gallon tank typically holds about 230 gallons of fuel (the rest is needed for air), a full tank should last you about five to six weeks.
Just remember: that figure is an estimate! Every home is different and uses different amounts of heating oil every day during the cold months.
To get a more accurate estimate of how much heating oil your home will use, give us a call: If you have been a Swezey customer for a year or more, we can give you a pretty good idea of how much heating oil you can expect to need in the winter ahead. If you have only recently become a Swezey customer or plan to join the Swezey family soon, and you know how big your house is, contact us and we’ll tell give you an estimate based on a typical house your size.
Stay warm and safe this winter with reliable home heating oil deliveries from Swezey. Contact us today to schedule heating system maintenance for your oil-fired furnace or boiler, or to top off your heating oil supply for the cold months ahead!