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None of us want to spend a significant part of our budget on heating our home or business. It's kind of like having to spend money on a new roof or new tires. We don't get the biggest thrill out of it, but it's a necessity. Read the following tips to help reduce your heating bills, so, hopefullly, you'll have more money to spend on those things that do give you pleasure.

  • Use our site to find the lowest price vendor
    If you have not signed an annual contract with a vendor then check pricing before you buy.

  • Complete your user profile
    When you complete your profile we can send you reminders about filling up in the off season and also suggest that you look at alternative vendors when your annual contract is going to expire.

  • Follow the market rates of fuels
    Negotiate a lower rate with your vendor when market rates decline.

  • Buy fuel off-season
    The US Department of Energy suggests saving money by filling your storage tank in the summer or in early fall when the prices are likely to be lower. We will send you a reminder to fill up in the off-season.

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Fuelwonk recommends comparing local vendor propane and heating oil prices before you make the decision to fill up your home tank - use our online comparison tool to find the best offers in your area.

Have questions about heating oil or propane, choosing the right vendor, or heating your home economically?
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