Wholesale Oil Prices – Low Price Heating Oil
During these difficult economic times, it is becoming even more difficult to determine which heating oil business is the best for you and your family to work with. There is a proliferation of price comparison services across the internet, each of which claims to offer the lowest possible price for oil. Purchasing oil at values lower than wholesale may appear to be a fantastic opportunity at first glance; however, not everything that sparkles is gold.
Below wholesale prices is a phrase that you probably won’t hear in the oil business or any other industry, unless they are trying to get rid of an item that is out of style and no longer selling well. Many people wonder how you can offer heating oil at prices lower than wholesale, but the answer is that you can’t. If a product such as heating oil is sold to you at a price that is lower than wholesale, it is possible that the product is of very poor quality, that it was stolen, or that it was siphoned from the tank of another person who was converting it to gas before delivering the contaminated product to you.
When considering where to buy heating oil, service is another component that needs to be taken into consideration. Oil burners are complex machinery that tend to break down in the middle of the night, resulting in a chilly home and no hot water when the owners awake. The response you get from your ghost COD fuel company if you contact them for service is that they do not handle service calls and that all they do is deliver heating oil. Oh, no, now what do you do? Start looking for a service company on the internet, and once you find one, call it fortunate if the bill comes to less than three hundred dollars. That immediately nullified any money you had previously saved on heating oil and pushed you into the red. When you consider the fact that the oil burner needs to be cleaned once a year at an additional cost of approximately $250, you will see that you not only did not save any money but that you actually lost cash.
Maintaining your boiler by having it cleaned and tuned up once a year not only improves its effectiveness but also helps prevent something called a puff back. This can occur if an oil burner does not ignite right away, and oil fumes are allowed to build up before the burner is ignited. This can result in an explosion that is comparable to the backfiring that occurs in a vehicle. A dangerously large explosion may also be caused by a buildup of detritus when it is ignited. In either scenario, the explosion may send soot and debris flying through the exhaust system of the furnace or boiler and into your house, which will result in a messy situation.
The purpose of the of this writing is not to impose its will on readers, but rather to provide them with practical guidance on how to save money when purchasing heating oil. You are free to do whatever you want with your property and your money; the preceding are merely some recommendations and some basic math.