How Much Propane Do I Use In a Day?

Written on: May 2, 2022

Don’t worry about your propane supply with Automatic Delivery!

propane estimate oklahomaPitmon Oil & Gas offers several options to take control of your propane usage and your propane costs.

First, we install and service high-efficiency propane appliances such as fireplaces and water heaters that can cut both your propane usage and costs.

Second, our Automatic Delivery ensures that you’ll always have the propane you need for your home no matter what your usage. That’s because we track your propane usage as well as the weather to create a customized delivery schedule for you.

Third, our pricing and payment options let you decide how you manage your propane costs.

How to calculate your propane usage

Because you are not likely to be utilizing all of your propane appliances at 100% capacity 24/7, the calculation below is for using them at 25% to 50% capacity for two to six hours a day. 

The numbers in this table demonstrate how much your propane usage can vary a great deal, from 1.2 to 7.2 gallons each day. Having friends or family visiting, even for just a couple of days, could increase your propane consumption more than you might imagine. That’s because you’ll be using more hot water for laundry and bathing, as well as operating your propane range more frequently. 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:

Propane pool heaters use a lot of propane. That’s why we recommend using a pool cover when the pool isn’t in use. This helps keep as much of the heat in the pool as possible.

You can’t predict when or if you’ll be using your propane generator, or for how long, so they can also have an impact on your calculations for propane usage.

Become a Pitmon customer and enjoy peace of mind when it comes to your propane supply and costs!