Any one have a good estimate of average usage of propane during winter in Massachusetts? I mean for 1800SF 2 story single family home, 70F. 100 gallon , 200 or even 300? at $3.23/gallon, it is certainly something to worry about before I move in.
70 degress F. Wow, you are living high. I keep my house at 64 degrees and the heat bill is still too much. The daily cost of propane is in the WSJ each day. You may be able to negotiate a better price. Good luck.
The Department of Energy recommends you keep the thermostat as cool as comfortable (maximum of 70, 68 better as an absolute high) when the house is occupied, and drop the temperature to the point where pipes won't freeze (I use 55) when not occupied.
As a shareholder of SPH and other propane competitors, let's push for people to keep their homes at 85 to ring-up our profits.
It is based on degree days, how the house is built, whether you use any space heating (ie: wood stove), etc. However, when I lived in southern N.H., and had an 2000 sq. ft. cape cod, my usage averaged almost 1000 gallons per year. That included a water heater as well, which, depending upon where it is and how insulated, can use 300 gallons or so for an average family of 4.
thanks, this really helps. Actually, the previous owner just told me today during closing he refill his tank 3 times a year, each time filled up to 80% full of a 500 gallon tank. that's roughly 1000 gallon a year.