COD Companies Vs. Poore’s Propane

There’s simply no comparison!

compare heating oil companies pennsylvaniaHave you seen ads or gotten solicitations from COD (Cash-on-Delivery) heating oil companies, which are also known as discounters? You may have wondered what they were the real deal, with those cheap heating oil prices they dangle in front of you.

Those super-low prices may lure you in, but you’ll soon realize that what you’re getting with these COD companies isn’t very good at all.

When you weigh everything from price to service, you’ll see that these discounters or COD companies can’t compete with Poore’s Propane!

Here’s how Poore’s stands head-and-shoulders above the COD discounter heating oil companies:

Expert Service, Repair & Installation

One of the reasons the COD companies can offer such low prices is that they’re a bare-bones operation, often only one or two people! What kind of service are you going to get with that? Poore’s Propane has a team of trained, knowledgeable propane delivery drivers, technicians and customer service employees ready to help. You can call us or use our website to contact us. You can also use your Poore’s online account to manage payments and schedule heating oil deliveries!

That service extends to how you manage your heating oil costs: With CODs and discounters, you don’t have a choice. You have to pay upfront, upon delivery. But with us, we have automatic delivery, and payment options like SmartPay, where your heating oil costs are spread out over 10 even, easy monthly payments, and Autopay, where you can have your payment automatically deducted from your credit card or checking account. For even more control of your heating oil costs, we offer Price Cap: Your cost per gallon will never go above the capped price, but if our retail price goes down, your price will go down, too!

Poore’s also helps you avoid unexpected repair costs and keeps your equipment running better for longer with our service plan program, available for a variety of different home heating and cooling equipment, including: Heat Pumps, Oil Furnaces, A/C’s, Boilers, and more!


Most of these COD companies and discounters don’t last very long. If a cold snap hits the Delmarva region, are you sure that they can get heating oil to you before you run out? You can be sure with Poore’s Propane because we’ve been doing this for more than 60 years!

Top Quality Fuels

Poore’s only delivers top-quality, cleaner-burning heating oil, alongside our abundant on-site supply of propane. What kind of heating oil will you get from these COD companies? You can’t ever be sure. Low grade oils and fuels put your equipment at risk for potential issues, additional wear and tear, or even a full-on breakdown. Don’t take that risk!

Always-fair Pricing

While Poore’s prices may not match the COD companies, our pricing is competitive, fair, and transparent. And with the quality of service and reliability you get as a Poore’s Propane customer, going cheap may end up costing you more in the end.

5-Star Reviews

Many COD companies may not even have a physical office location or address. Where can you point to find out more on these guys? How do you know what others have had to say about them? What’s their reputation like?

The best way to understand Poore’s commitment to quality is to hear from our customers. We have over 200 5-star reviews from happy customers just like you. Don’t take our word for it, just see all the great things they have to say!

If you want heating oil delivery and service you can trust, become a Poore’s customer today!

Every day, thousands of people on Delmarva rely on Poore’s to keep them comfortable and safe, with an always dependable supply of fuel, complemented by responsive service that makes it easy to do business with us!