Home Heating Calculator
Typically, approximately 50% of the energy consumed in a home annually is for space heating. When deciding on a heating system, many factors will come into play: cost of fuel, installation cost, convenience and life style are all important. This calculator can help you estimate the cost of fuel for different heating appliances.
By factoring in the price and the efficiency of the heating appliances, it allows you to estimate the cost of heating the "average" home (1500 sq. ft. ). A well insulated home uses approximately 50,000 Btu per sq. ft, or approximately 540 gallons of fuel oil per year for a 1500 sq. ft. home. This calculator does not include the cost of heating domestic hot water.
For more detailed calculations please download the Excel spreadsheet: heatcalculatorMEv3_1.xls