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How Much Propane Do I Use In a Day?

Get a better idea of your propane usage and costs

propane usage north carolinaPropane usage isn’t the same for everyone. A friend may have the same size home as yours but may use more propane or less propane.

A lot of factors go into determining your propane usage. If you want to estimate and manage your propane expenses, keep in mind that your propane usage might vary widely based on how you utilize gas in your home, the time of year, the number of propane appliances you have and their age and condition, and more.

Parker Gas helps you manage your propane costs with pricing and payment options such as our Easy Pay Budget Plan that also includes a discount of 3 cents per gallon and our Price Protection Program.

The propane usage calculation

Because you’re unlikely to use all of your propane equipment at 100% capacity 24 hours a day, the calculation below is for using them at 25% to 50% capacity for two to six hours a day.

This table shows how much your propane use may vary significantly, from 1.2 to 7.2 gallons each day, based on factors such as weather conditions and usage of appliances that consume natural gas or electricity. Just having guests over the holidays can increase your propane usage more than you may think, thanks to using more hot water for laundry and bathing, and using your propane range more for cooking. Here’s an example:

This number can then be used to calculate greater use of propane appliances:

In summer, a propane pool heater (at 425,000 BTU/hour) that operates for one hour a day at 75% capacity would add about 3.5 gallons to your daily usage:

Since propane pool heaters are high-BTU appliances, we recommend using a pool cover when the pool isn’t being used to keep that heat in the water as much as possible.

If you have a propane whole-house backup generator, it can also impact your propane usage calculations because you can’t predict when or for how long you’ll be using it.

From reliable propane delivery to propane appliance services, Parker Gas is the full-service propane company you can count on. Become a customer today.