WPCNR THE BIG HEAT. By John F. Bailey. January 31, 2014:
My fuel supplier has been filling up my oil tanks once every two weeks this month. I asked a sales person from my oil company if consumption of fuel oil from their customers was up due to the unusually cold January weather.
They told me fuel oil consumption of their oil customers is up 25%.
I checked and since December 19, I have used 24% more fuel oil than I did in early December. This is with keeping my thermostat at 65 during the day and lower at night.
We used 177 gallons of fuel oil in the last two weeks of December and 177 between January 7 and January 24, compared to 142 gallons delivered December 19. That is 24% more.