Why Should You Pre-Buy Propane?
When you pre-buy propane, you lock in your price for a certain amount of fuel for the year. You can pay for the full amount in advance or talk to our team about different payment options, but pre-buying propane is the smartest thing you can do with your money.
Propane Prices Often Go Up in Winter
Propane prices fluctuate week to week with prices being hire when there is higher demand. High demand happens around the cold spells in the winter and it is common to see prices jump up by at least $0.50 per gallon during that period. It is true, occasionally, the price is actually less in winter when there is a VERY mild winter, but that seems to happen less than once a decade.
You can say propane price increases during the winter are the closest thing you can have to a sure bet. It was just a few years ago prices actually skyrocketed during a shortage where companies were selling propane at more than a $2.00 extra per gallon. Ouch.
Mind you, the propane dealers were just passing on the cost increases they received from the propane suppliers. When the shortage became its worst, everyone was paying more.
9 times out of 10 You WIN!
So why should you pre-buy your propane? Nine times out of ten, you are going to win. Let’s do some math. The average Midwest household uses 732 gallons of propane per year. How much you use depends on a variety of factors including whether or not you use propane for your water heater and various appliances, how well insulated your home is, and how many people live in your home.
Let’s say you are Miss or Mister average and you use 732.0 gallons of propane this year. If, like in an average year, retail prices of propane go up $0.50, and you pay the full retail price, you just spent $366 extra this year.
What could you do with $366? Buy a new iPad? Throw a big party? Make the next car payment? What if you saved a mere $0.50 per gallon for ten years. That is $3660 savings over ten years. What could you do with $3660? I bet you could do a whole lot.
When you pre-buy your propane from Boehlke, we monitor your tank and fill it up as you need more, you never have to monitor your tank to keep from running out. We make your life easy and we don’t charge you extra for our famous customer service.
So why should you pre-buy your propane? Because pre-buying propane will save you significant money almost every year. Now here is your chance, give Boehlke Bottled Gas a call. We were one of the first propane suppliers in our area and have been serving local customers for decades. You will find good prices and great service. Since it is always free to get a quote, how about you call us right now at 262-377-3346.