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$1.95/ gal = $596

Even adjusting for efficiency, heating oil still produces more heat per gallon than propane.




25,000,000 btu/cord *

Note: Fuel prices fluctuate. Prices updated April 2016. Must confirm your Daily Posted Price when placing your order.

* BTU's vary between Hardwood species! Dogwood & Hickory have the highest BTU per cord, while Cherry and Elm have the lowest BTU per cord.

When you ask around for advice on the type of fuel you should choose for your home furnace, you may soon discover that no one can give you a straight A or B answer. That's because there are many different factors involved in calculating the price of heating your home. Believe it or not, the actual unit price of each type of fuel can turn out to be a minor factor in your calculations. Narrowing your options down to two candidates brings you closer to making a decision. For example, if you've narrowed your decision to heating oil vs propane, it's time to focus on the relative merits of these two heat sources.

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Oil and Propane are refined from  crude oil. Propane is also extracted from natural gas. Natural Gas is composed of methane, butane, ethane, pentane and propane. Oil is a liquid, but propane is a gas.

Propane is an approved clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act. Substituting propane for other fuels such as gasoline and fuel oil is an economical and viable step toward cleaner air. Using propane reduces the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and air pollutants like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.

There is one more factor that needs to be taken into account when judging propane vs oil – fuel efficiency. Gas furnaces (both natural gas and propane) convert a higher proportion of their fuel supply into heat than oil burners do. Comparing brand new furnaces, you should expect to get a fuel efficiency of between 89 and 98 percent for propane and between 80 and 90 percent for heating oil.
Assuming you compare the most efficient furnace of each type, you can adjust the relative heat production of the two forms of heating fuel:
91,330 x 98 percent = 89,503 BTU/gallon for propane
138,000 x 90 percent = 124,200 BTU/gallon for heating oil
Even adjusting for efficiency, heating oil still produces more heat per gallon than propane.

$2.699/gal = $488.52

25,000,000 btu/Ton

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$3.199/gal = $591.82