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How Much Propane Will I Use This Winter?

Written on: January 10, 2022

Boehlke Bottled Gas helps you manage your propane costs

propane use rate wisconsinThere is no way to precisely predict how much propane you will use this winter. There are too many variables at play here, such as weather, the size of your home, the amount of insulation you have, the age and condition of your propane appliances, and more.

Because most homes that use propane for home heating also utilize it for other appliances, such as water heaters, ranges, fireplaces, and clothes dryers, predicting propane usage is difficult.

The winter season has a significant impact on your usage of all those appliances. Because the water coming into your home is colder in the winter, your water heater will have to work harder. You’ll be utilizing your gas fireplace more often. With being home more, your propane range will get more frequent usage. If you have adult kids home from college, or family and friends visiting, your propane usage will go up thanks to doing more laundry, cooking more, and turning up the heat (especially if you have older loved ones visiting).

Here are the averages for propane usage for your propane appliances. Your usage may vary depending on the age, condition, and energy efficiency of your appliances.

Propane Appliance Annual Gallons Used
 Furnace or Boiler  1,000
 Water Heater  250
 Fireplace  200
 Range or Cooktop  35
 Clothes Dryer  20

Get control of your propane usage

Boehlke Bottled Gas offers several options for you to manage your propane supply and your propane costs.

Automatic Delivery helps by ensuring you always have propane. We make our calculation using your propane usage history and current weather, which allows us to accurately predict when you will need more propane. A delivery is then scheduled.

For those who want even more security, we offer wireless propane tank monitoring. We know in real time precisely how much propane you have and deliver it when you need it.

Our Budget Pay plan spreads your propane costs out evenly over 11 monthly installments, so you don’t get slammed with bigger propane bills during the winter. You can also use Pre-Buy to lock in your propane price for heating season.

Become a Boehlke Bottled Gas customer and get reliable, responsive propane service!