If it sounds too good to be true…

We’ve been hearing about all kinds of offers from competing propane gas or heating oil companies that sound just too good to be true. Most are claiming below going market rates for a fixed term, such as a year or two. When these "introductory" rates expire you are stuck with their "market rate".

What is their "market rate" and how long of a contract are you tied to? Is it lower than your current rate? Is there a high buy out? Is there a contract amount of fuel you must purchase in order to get the "low" price?

We’ve heard one where they want the existing company to come dig up their buried tank, leave the hole open and they will come and install a new tank where the old one was. First, it’s against code to leave an open hole in the ground. Why would they want another company to do this? Probably because they don’t have the equipment to do it themselves.

What are their fees – delivery fee, invoice & processing fees, energy fees and tank rental? Do they offer 24/7 service when you have a problem with your system? You need to read the small print and ask all the questions. Then determine whether it’s a good deal or not.

Why not just stick with an honest, local family owned & operated company that’s been servicing the area for over 50 years? We offer competitive rates, great service and no tricks or gimmicks. We’ve proven time and time again that when the going gets tough, we’ll be there to serve your home energy needs.

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