The data on house heating fuel were obtained from answers to long-form questionnaire Item 42, which was asked on a sample basis at occupied housing units. The data show the type of fuel used most often to heat the house, apartment, or mobile home.
This category includes gas piped through underground pipes from a central system to serve the neighborhood.
This category includes liquid propane gas stored in bottles or tanks which are refilled or exchanged when empty.
Electricity is generally supplied by means of above or underground electric power lines.
This category includes fuel oil, kerosene, gasoline, alcohol, and other combustible liquids.
This category includes coal or coke that is usually delivered by truck.
This category includes purchased wood, wood cut by household members on their property or elsewhere, driftwood, sawmill or construction scraps, or the like.
This category includes heat provided by sunlight that is collected, stored, and actively distributed to most of the rooms.
This category includes all other fuels not specified elsewhere.
This category includes units that do not use any fuel or that do not have heating equipment.
Data on house heating fuel have been collected since 1940.