Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 1:03pm
In some cases, a new homeowner in a rural community may find an existing propane tank on their new property next to their new home. Some homeowners that are new to propane service may make the assumption that all propane suppliers provide service that is similar at a propane price per gallon that is very similar or identical to other propane consumers.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:59pm
In most states, the attorney general office handles propane consumer protection issues. These issues my be related to propane prices and/or other propane service related issues.
Propane consumers should perform an online propane consumer protection search before starting service with a specific propane supplier. The goal should be to detect a pattern of propane pricing and/or propane service compliments and/or pricing or service problems related to a specific supplier before starting propane service with a specific propane supplier.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:53pm
Have you installed a new propane appliance recently? If so, be sure to tell your propane supplier!
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:51pm
Colder weather will cause propane deliveries to become more frequent. More frequent propane deliveries make propane tank size a relevant topic. One area that propane consumers should consider as they become more familiar with propane service is propane tank size for home use. Although current propane consumers will have an existing propane tank on site - it may make sense to contact your propane supplier to discuss propane tank size - and the possible advantage of adding an additional propane tank.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:49pm
Propane consumers that use propane for home heating should investigate alternative ways to heat a home. Using alternative heating methods can also help a homeowner reduce a household dependency on propane fuel. This can have the dual benefit of lowering the total annual cost to heat a home and give a homeowner a heating fuel alternative when propane supply shortages occur in a specific community.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:48pm
Would you recommend your propane supplier to a friend, family member or neighbor?
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:44pm
Some propane consumers receive propane deliveries during the winter that may include 400, 500, 600 or more gallons. Working with a propane supplier that offers propane payment plans may help ease a monthly budget challenge when faced with a large propane bill following a propane delivery. Propane payment plans are readily available through many propane suppliers.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:37pm
Many propane suppliers and propane industry associations offer website explanations tend to point to various factors that may be responsible for propane price changes. Some of these explanations include global demand, varying inventory levels, seasonal demand, weather changes, etc. Many of these same articles tend to point out that propane suppliers are doing everything they can to keep your propane price low. This may also be true.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:31pm
Many propane consumers spend time during the summer months reviewing and evaluating the propane prices and propane services offered by local propane suppliers.
Submitted by Marvin on February 26, 2016 - 12:29pm
While some propane suppliers write articles and statements on their company web site regarding the factors impacting the wholesale price of propane and their 'competitive propane pricing', it is important to inquire about the specifics of how the propane supplier maintains 'competitive propane prices'.