What Is the Best Time of Year to Order Heating Oil?
When do you need your heating oil on hand?
The best time to order heating oil can vary depending on several factors, including your location, the weather patterns that season, and market conditions. Read on to learn more about some tips for timing your heating oil purchase to get the best deal.
Tips for timing your heating oil order
Here are some general guidelines to consider when it comes to timing your heating oil purchase:
Off-Peak Season: Typically, the best time to order heating oil is during the off-peak season, which is the period when demand for heating oil is lowest. In Suffolk County, this is during the late spring, summer, and early fall when temperatures are warmer, and people are not using their heating systems as frequently. During this time, heating oil prices are often lower, and suppliers may offer discounts or special deals to attract customers.
Avoid Peak Demand: You should try to avoid ordering heating oil during the peak of winter when demand is highest. Prices tend to rise during this period due to increased demand, and delivery times can be longer. It’s a good idea to monitor your oil tank’s level and order before it gets too low to ensure you have an adequate supply before the coldest months. Better yet, sign up for Swezey’s free Automatic Delivery service, and we’ll monitor it for you!
Keep an Eye on Market Prices: Pay attention to fluctuations in heating oil prices throughout the year. Prices can vary based on factors such as global oil markets, geopolitical events, and local supply and demand conditions.
Plan Ahead: Don’t wait until you’re almost out of heating oil to place an order. Ordering well in advance of the heating season or when prices are lower can help you save money and ensure you have a sufficient supply to keep your home warm during the colder months.
Consider a Budget Plan: When you’re on a budget plan, you’ll avoid the highest oil bills during the 4-5 peak months of the heating season. Sign up for Swezey’s EasyPay Plan and have predictable oil bills every month throughout the year. You’ll essentially cut your winter bills in half and you’ll have peace of mind.
Ultimately, the best time to order heating oil is when you can secure a favorable price and ensure you have an ample supply to keep your home warm during the heating season.
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