Written on: April 3, 2023
So many things are unpredictable these days. The weather. The news. The price of heating oil and propane. Fuel prices can go up and down from year to year, season to season—even day to day. No one needs that kind of uncertainty these days.
One of our goals is to make life easier for you. That’s why our pricing and payment programs are designed to take the worry out of heating season by making your bills more predictable and manageable.
We know every budget is different, and that’s why we offer multiple options. Here’s how each one works so you can choose the best option for you.
Even when fuel prices are low, this plan is the most popular. That’s because our monthly Budget Plan is a smart way to manage winter heating oil and propane costs and avoid unexpected high invoices, no matter how cold it gets or how much fuel you use.
We use an average based on your past fuel use to spread your costs evenly over 10 months, cutting winter bills nearly in half and making it easier for you to plan and budget your expenses.
This plan keeps your fuel costs level and manageable, so if we have a particularly harsh winter or prices spike, we’ll help adjust your payments so you don’t get hit with a large balance in the summer. Likewise, if it’s a mild winter, we can adjust and reduce your payments: The point is to help you save while avoiding big fluctuations.
Our Pre-buy Program is just what it sounds like: You buy your all your heating oil or propane at the start of the season. You can take advantage of lower off-season pricing, and you don’t have to worry about the price of fuel going up.
With our Price Cap Plan, we agree on a fixed price ahead of the heating season and you’re locked in at that price. No matter what happens with the cost of fuel, your price won’t go over the fixed amount.
We also offer a Budget Cap plan—basically, a combo of the Price Cap plan and our monthly Budget plan. So your price is capped, and your monthly bills are level. Talk about peace of mind!
Whether you use heating oil, propane or both, letting the pros at Downey handle all your fuel needs is a smart choice. We offer so many convenient services, including automatic delivery for both propane and heating oil. And no matter what happens with prices next winter, our multiple price protection plans are designed to help you keep costs manageable.
If you’d like to sign up for a plan, spring is the time to enroll. Contact us today to learn about all the ways we can help you save.