BTU Per Dollar Calculator

We’ve made it easy for you to compare heating oil vs. propane by comparing the BTU per dollar of each system. Think of this as the amount of heat per dollar each heating system produces; higher is better. Be sure to check out our full comparison of Heating Oil vs. Propane or get the full details on BTU Per Dollar.

Instructions: if you know the efficiency of your heating system, then substitiute it for the average efficiencies listed in the efficiency row. If you are not sure, then just use the default efficiencies of 85% and 94% that are already in place. Next, place your current, local heating oil and propane prices in the proper sections. Finally, press “enter” on your keyboard. The result will be the BTU per dollar of heating oil and propane.

 

Comparing Heating Oil & Propane - BTU Per Dollar

  Heating Oil Propane
BTUs 138,690 91,333
Efficiency(insert the efficiency of your heating system) % %
Cost per gallon(insert local heating oil and propane prices) $ $
BTU per dollar

Comparing Heating Oil & Propane - BTU Per Dollar

  Heating Oil Propane
BTUs 36,638 24,127
Efficiency(insert the efficiency of your heating system) % %
Cost per litre(insert local heating oil and propane prices) $ $
BTU per dollar
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