Doing business with a residential propane gas company can be confusing.
Residential Propane consumers often do not realize that propane prices fluctuate just like gas for their automobile fluctuates. Have you ever driven past a gas station just to get 3 cents cheaper gasoline just one block down the road? Yes, of course you have! After all, that’s only being a responsible consumer.
Well, you can do the same with your propane.
However, your current propane provider often doesn’t want you to know about price changes. They try to trap you into doing business with them by telling you that the tank in your yard is theirs. It may be, but many times it’s not. We hear stories every day from customers that say the tank they thought was theirs is claimed by their company. Perhaps it is property of the gas company, but the burden is on them to prove it.
Next time you are feeling bullied by your current provider, ask them to show you proof the tank is theirs. Even if it is, you still may be better off in the long run by owning your own tank. This way, you are not locked into artificially high rates and you can get all the gas companies to compete for your business. If you want to learn more about this be sure to visit our article “A Homeowners Guide to Switching Propane Gas Companies“.
Where to start?
Call your current provider and ask them what you are paying. Be sure to ask for a detailed breakdown that includes not only price per gallon, but delivery fees, hazmat fees, fuel surcharges, and administration fees. Are you locked into a “discounted” price per gallon rate? Get informed! Next, take our 1 minute price check, we don’t have all the add on fees with other companies and we don’t have thousands of share holders to keep happy. We bet we can do better for you. Even if we can’t you will have peace of mind knowing you are getting the best possible rate.
Don’t be bullied by your gas company. Let us show you how to take control of your fuel prices.