The Best Month To Buy Heating Oil? Right now!
Late summer offers great deals on heating oil
When is the most ideal month to purchase your heating oil? It depends! The timing that works best for you can vary depending on several factors, including your location, market conditions, and your specific heating needs. But, late summer tends to be a prime time to get your heating oil at the best price. Read on to learn why and delve further into tips to optimize the timing of your heating oil purchase.
Heating oil trends occur year-round
No matter what time of year you are considering buying your heating oil, there are some general trends to consider, including:
- Summer Months: Historically, the summer months (May through September) tend to be the best time to buy heating oil. During this period, demand for heating oil is low because most households do not require heating. This reduced demand can result in lower prices.
- Off-Peak Periods: Consider purchasing heating oil during off-peak times when demand is lowest. This might include late spring or early fall when the weather is mild and heating oil prices are typically lower.
- Avoid Peak Demand: Try to avoid buying heating oil during the peak of the heating season (winter months) when prices are often at their highest due to increased demand.
- Monitor Oil Prices: Oehlert Bros. experts are always keeping up with heating oil trends in eastern Pennsylvania and would be happy to fill you in. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.
- Lock-In Prices: Some heating oil suppliers offer price protection plans that allow you to lock in a price for the season, regardless of market fluctuations. These plans can provide price stability but may require commitment.
- Budget Plans: Consider enrolling in a budget plan offered by your oil supplier. These plans, like Oehlert Bros. Smart Pay plan, spread your annual heating oil costs into equal monthly payments, making it easier to manage your budget.
- Buy in Bulk: Purchasing heating oil in larger quantities may lead to volume discounts or lower delivery fees. However, ensure you have proper storage capacity for bulk purchases.
- Plan Ahead: Don’t wait until you’re almost out of heating oil to order more. Place orders well in advance to avoid potential shortages or the need for emergency deliveries. Better yet, sign up for Oehlert Bros. Automatic Delivery program.
- Look for Quick Pay Discounts: Save money when you pay your bills quickly. Even if you don’t participate in one of Oehlert Brothers’ great heating oil programs, you can still get a five-cent-per-gallon discount if you make your payment within ten days of your delivery.
Make Oehlert Bros. your dependable heating oil service
Since Christmas Eve in 1948, Oehlert Bros. has built a reputation of being a heating oil delivery service that people in Eastern Pennsylvania can count on for prompt and professional heating oil delivery. Turn to Oehlert Bros. for cleaner-burning Bioheat Plus® Heating Oil for your eastern Pennsylvania home. Join the Oehlert Brothers Family today!