When it comes to choosing a fuel oil company it can be a daunting task. On the surface, all propane and oil suppliers seem relatively similar. All claim good things, but how do you know for sure which ones are better than others? What makes one good, and what are the things you should be looking for in an oil company, anyway?
Deciding between one heating oil supplier and another is something that takes a little bit of knowledge and practice. In theory, any company will get the job done however some companies will provide you with a better experience than others. The trick is in learning how to recognize them.
At Home Energy LI, we know that you want a company that is trustworthy, has fair prices, and deals with its customers honestly and with integrity.
Just like with any other type of company with whom you might do business, there are a number of things that are important. You want a company that provides high-quality products and has excellent customer service. Ideally, you want a company whose patrons and customers can’t stop talking about and recommending it.
But how do you find a company like that? Here are a few tips to help you get started.
When looking for the best heating oil company, you there are a few tips to follow:
- Payment plan and pricing plans
- 24/7 customer support and service
- Technical support
- Protection plan and service options
Ask existing customers –This is a tried and true method in any industry. One of the reasons asking existing customers can potentially be even more helpful than looking at testimonials from past customers, however, is that present customers will be informed and educated on current customer policies.
Look for sign-up deals –It goes without saying that every company wants you to choose them. They’re interested in having your business, and in many cases, they’re willing to do what it takes to convince you to pick them over someone else. While every business is different, some companies will be willing to throw in extra incentives and things to persuade you to sign up with them.
Understand the fees –A reputable company will state clearly and accurately the fees for products and services. At Home Energy LI, we are upfront about our fees whether it’s emergency service, delivery charges, or routine maintenance. Since the price of fuel fluctuates, we can give you the best possible estimate.
Know the delivery time –When you’ve compared costs, reviews, and any deals, look at delivery time. When it’s all said and done, you want to know that your heating oil will be delivered on time.
Is there a contract –Be sure to ask whether or not you are locked into a contract. If so, understand what warrants breaking it, on both sides.
In the modern world most of the people are willing to use heating oil for many reasons such as (such as reliability, efficiency, versatility, safety and cost savings.
We recommend you write down factors that are the most important to you. Once you have your list together, give us a call, and we can review your needs and answer any questions you may have.