A 2,000 square foot home in a mild climate would require about 2 million BTUs of propane, and cost $76 per month to heat. A home in a moderate climate would require 4.0 million BTUs, and cost $152 per month. And, a home in a severe climate would need around 6.5 million BTUs, and cost around $248 per month to heat.
Estimates indicate that homeowners will need about 880 gallons of propane to heat up their 2000 square foot homes annually. That comes out to a little over 73 gallons per month. Do note however that monthly propane usage will likely not be equally distributed given when people typically need more heat.
How many gallons of propane does it take to heat a house?
1.5 gallons As a rule of thumb, the average home uses about 1.5 gallons of propane a day for typical hot water heating use.
1,000 square feet will use an average of 441 gallons on an annual basis. 1,500 square feet will use an average of 666 gallons each year.
How long will a 100 gallon propane tank last for heating?
A 100-pound propane tank holds 23.6 pounds of propane when its full. If your fireplace is 20,000 BTU and you use it 12 hours a day, the 100-gallon propane tank will last you around nine days.