With higher prices on just about everything these days, we aren’t surprised that many Delaware and Pennsylvanian families are looking at their budgets and shopping around for the best deal whenever they can. But when it comes to your home comfort, not all propane retailers are built the same, and making a switch without doing your homework can be risky.
Here are three things to bear in mind when weighing your options:
Many companies make too-good-to-be-true promises about the price of their fuel—so you need to check the details and fine print. Look out for extra delivery fees, start-up fees, or tank installation and rental fees that might not be included in the “per-gallon” rate.
You also need to look at your agreement with your current fuel provider. Is there a termination fee? These are often in the $100-$200 range to start. You should factor this into your calculations of how much cash you’ll actually save by switching providers.
However, if you lease a tank from your current provider, things can become complicated and pricy fast. Here are some likely scenarios:
At Poore’s Propane, we provide an extensive range of services to our customers, including:
Many other fuel providers—in particular, cash-on-delivery discounters—are bare-bones operations. This means they keep staff low, and services limited. For example, while a full-service company like ours can offer automatic delivery so you never run low on fuel, a discounter would likely make you call for propane and couldn’t guarantee delivery if their drivers are busy or their supply is low.
At Poore’s, we believe in providing dependable delivery and home comfort service every day, no matter the challenges. If you’re unhappy with your current provider and looking for a change, we want you to join our family of customers! Give us a call today to learn more.