5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Fuel

Even though heating oil and propane prices naturally fluctuate, that doesn’t mean you can’t save money on each tank refill — and it’s often easier than you might think. Here are the top 5 quickest and easiest ways to save money on fuel. 

5. Switch to Automatic Heating Oil Delivery

If you’re currently a Will-Call Heating Oil customer at Gerner Energy, switch to Automatic Delivery to get the lowest price per gallon for every refill.

You’ll also get a $0.20 off per gallon on your very first automatic delivery, and won’t have to worry about remembering to place orders or paying additional fees for emergency deliveries. 

4. Switch to Monitored Propane Delivery

If you’re not already taking advantage of it, switching to Monitored Delivery with Gerner Energy lets us give you the best price per gallon based on your tank size. You’ll also get a market-based discount on your very first monitored delivery

3. Organize a Discount Group with Your Neighbors

If you live in a neighborhood with other heating oil or propane-powered homes, round up 10-15 of your neighbors and give us a call to coordinate fuel deliveries for everyone on the same day. The best part? Everyone in the group gets a discount on every fill-up.

2. Get Regular Preventative Maintenance Checks

Schedule regular maintenance services for your heating system (especially during the off-season) to catch any issues early before they develop into bigger, more expensive problems.

(Hint: Gerner’s Service Policy covers tune-ups and cleaning for only $209 per year — less than other plans that can cost up to $500/year)

1. Keep an Eye Out for Off-Season Specials

Many fuel companies run specials and pre-buy promotions during the summer months when fuel prices are lower than they are during peak heating season (October/November — February/March).

Set a reminder or mark your calendar so you can take advantage of discounts when you normally aren’t thinking about keeping your home warm. 

There are always ways to save on heating oil and propane — all you have to do is be strategic and stay aware of your options. Got questions or want to find out if there’s anything else you can do to lower your fuel costs? Call us anytime.