Propane is a versatile and efficient fuel that is used for a variety of purposes, including heating homes, cooking, and powering vehicles. Choosing the right propane provider is crucial to ensure you have a reliable source of fuel, quality service and don’t overpay. Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a propane provider.
Look for a propane provider with a good reputation in your area. Check online reviews and ask for referrals from friends and family. A reputable propane provider should have a track record of providing quality service, timely delivery, and consistent fair pricing.
Propane prices can vary drastically between providers. When shopping for the best propane price, take some time and do your due diligence. Some companies may not be quoting you their actual current customer rates but an “intro” or promotional rate. These “intro” rates can be significantly different from what they are going to charge you after your first fill or a certain period of time. You may think you were quoted a better rate than an honest supplier only to be substantially overpaying in the future. See if you know anyone that uses them to get what their rate is and also check out their online reviews to see if people complain about pricing changes.
Consider the delivery options offered by the propane provider. Do they offer tank monitors and is there a charge for the service? These high tech wireless devices allow the company to always know you’re tank level instead of them just guessing when you need a delivery, which could leave you out of gas if their estimate is wrong or you use more propane than they expected. Some companies charge for the monitor and/or for the monitoring yearly service. Make sure to ask for the specific details of their offerings.
Some propane providers require customers to sign a contract for a specific period of time or purchase a minimum amount of gallons. Read the contract carefully and make sure you understand the terms and conditions before signing. Ask about any fees or penalties for early termination or changes to the contract.
Choose a propane provider with good customer service. Are they responsive to your inquiries and concerns? Do they have a 24-hour emergency service line in case of an issue? Good customer service can make a big difference if you encounter any problems with your propane service.
Propane is a flammable gas, so it’s important to choose a propane provider with a strong safety record. Ask the provider about their safety measures and procedures, and make sure they comply with industry standards and regulations.
Some propane providers offer additional services, such as equipment installation and maintenance, tank rental, and propane system inspections. Consider these additional services when choosing a propane provider, as they may come in handy one day.
In conclusion, choosing the right propane provider is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. Consider the factors listed here to ensure you select a provider that can provide safe, reliable, and affordable propane service. By doing your research and asking the right questions, you can find a provider that meets your needs and provides peace of mind.
Save up to 30% on Propane
Switch to Propane Depot and save up to 30% on propane, plus get a monitor installed for free as long as your usage is over 100 gallons a year. If it’s under that there is a minimal charge for the monitor.
With our custom portal and phone app you can view your tank level online, order fuel (if you prefer to order yourself), view delivery history, pay your bill, see your current price and more. If you prefer to order yourself chose our Monitored Will Call service and our custom software will send you automatic text alerts when it’s time to order fuel so you don’t have to remember to log in and check your level. If you prefer to have us handle everything choose our Smart Fill service and we’ll watch the tank levels and usage, delivering automatically as needed.
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