How do you get your Home Heating Oil and/or Propane
For many homeowners life seems to get busier and busier without there ever being anymore time in the day. While at the same token some of us have a large amount of time and enjoy convenience. Other like to manage all aspects of their life. There are two types of home heating oil delivery that cater to these types of people.
Will Call, this is for those who like to be in control of everything or just simply like to know exactly when they will be getting an oil delivery. Many people who use will call for delivery try to plan out when to order oil in relationship with the market. While this can certainly work sometimes, for the most part trying to predict the market is unreliable. Take a look at the market over the last two years, you'll see prices ranging from $4+ to $2+ to below $2. From November of 2014 to February of 2015 to March of 2015 there were steep price decreases, then a sudden price increase due the cold weather freezing the bays in the Northeast, then a steep decrease again. While you can keep an eye on your tank gauge and try to time your deliveries on a low price day, the next day may be more or less. You may not be able to hold off if you are in need of a deliver and you have to schedule a few days after a price increase because you were hoping it would drop.
This principle also applies to Automatic Delivery's biggest compliant, you timed my delivery on a high price day. Automatic delivery takes away the worry of trying to time your deliveries and the hassle of keeping an eye on your tank gauge. Auto delivery with a good company will provide you with year round comfort that you won't run out of fuel when you need it in the deep of winter or in the warm of summer. If you're a current will call customer or a automatic delivery customer, your heating company will know how much oil you burn a season based on the temperature. This allows them to plan out your deliveries before you need based on the condition of the season. The most important goal of a heating company is to keep their customers warm and comfortable all season long. Over years or decades it is very possible that you may get a delivery of oil when the price was high only to see it drop the next day, however there may be many times when the opposite has happened.
If you want to make sure that you'll always have home heating oil when you need it, then automatic delivery is the way to go for your home heating needs. If planning things out on your own and hoping for the lowest price then will call may be your better way to go.
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