It’s perhaps unsurprising that we have received a lot of phone calls from customers concerned about the increase in heating oil and propane prices. We understand how stressful this situation is for you. It’s stressful for us too.
We hope you understand that we do not make more money when energy prices rise. We make less. Customers cut back on usage and have trouble paying their bills. Meanwhile, we must pay our suppliers within 10 days and borrow more from the bank. It is an awful mess for everyone.
Hopefully, this spike in prices will end soon. Please know that we’re always working to make these volatile economic times less painful for you. One thing we strongly encourage you to do is enroll in our monthly payment plan.
With our monthly payment plan, you do not pay for your fuel at the time of delivery. Instead, we calculate how much fuel you will likely use over the year and spread your costs across 11 regular, predictable monthly installments.
The most crucial benefit of this program is that it shields you from fluctuations in fuel billing. You avoid getting hit with several large delivery bills right before and after the holidays. When you divide your payments evenly, your winter expenses are cut in half.
Our monthly payment plan also removes uncertainty from your household spending. You don’t have to worry about how much your next delivery invoice will cost — you pay the same amount each month.
Finally, if the actual cost of the fuel you use is higher or lower than what we estimated, we’ll adjust your plan accordingly. You will only pay the cost of the fuel you received at the market price on the days it was delivered — not a dime more.
We hope you’ll take advantage of this program. Almost every customer who participates likes it much better than paying in full for each delivery, especially with fuel prices so high. Contact us today to enroll.