Enter the total usage (gallons) and the home size (ft^2) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Heating Oil Usage.

## Heating Oil Usage Formula

HOU = TU / HS

Variables:

- HOU is the Heating Oil Usage (gallons/ft^2)
- TU is the total usage (gallons)
- HS is the home size (ft^2)

To calculate Heating Oil Usage, divide the total usage in gallons by the home size.

## How to Calculate Heating Oil Usage?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Heating Oil Usage.

- First, determine the total usage (gallons).
- Next, determine the home size (ft^2).
- Next, gather the formula from above = HOU = TU / HS.
- Finally, calculate the Heating Oil Usage.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total usage (gallons) = 200

home size (ft^2) = 5000