SmartPay & Pre-Buy: Getting off the Roller Coaster

heating oil delivery pennsylvaniaA little certainty can go a long way these days. The good news is that you can get it when you enroll in SmartPay and Prepay Programs from Oehlert Bros.

If you been choosing to pay as you go for your heating oil deliveries over the years, you have probably experienced up and down fuel bills. That’s because you’re paying most of the annual cost to heat your home over the course of a few months, when temperatures in Pennsylvania can drop quickly and cause our fuel use to skyrocket.

If you were a SmartPay customer, on the other hand, you’d have much more predictable heating bills from month to month. Here’s why: with SmartPay, we make an estimate of your fuel use based on your past bills, then divide that total into 11 easy monthly installments (we can make small adjustments – up or down – as needed). That means fewer surprises in your mailbox next winter.

The best part about SmartPay from Oehlert Bros.? It includes Price Cap protection, which sets a limit to how much you can pay per gallon for your fuel while also allowing you to take advantage of dips in oil prices. To learn more about how a Price Cap works, see our write-up here.

Prepay: Another Path to More Predictable Bills

Want another way to make your fuel bills more predictable in 2021-22? Take advantage of our Prepay Program.

With Prepay, you’ll lock in a preseason price for all the fuel you buy in advance. While we can’t guarantee that pre-buying fuel will save you money, fuel prices almost always rise as demand increases later in the season. Prepay is offered before October 1, but the closer you get to heating season, the higher the price tends to be.

Will call customers: Enrollment in SmartPay and Prepay from Oehlert Bros. is underway for 2021-22! Contact us today to learn more about how you can make fuel bills more predictable and less stressful in the year to come.