by Gilly Brewster
(Los Angeles, California, USA)
The summer months are nearly over and it is now time to start to prepare for the winter months. Cold weather is coming so you have to make sure that all of your heating requirement preparations are organized and in place.
Many people do not realize it is actually easier to purchase fuel for heating your home during a summer when it is cheaper rather than trying to come up with money they need to fill the tank in the winter.
By prepaying your fuel to heat your house you could save a great deal of money on your heating costs. Not only does preparing help you save money but that is a great benefit as well as long as your fuel company offers a prepaid plan. Here are a couple of things you need to keep in mind when you are prepaying your fuel to heat your house during winter.
The first thing that you need to consider when preparing is the cost. Most of the time, the fuel that you use to heat your house will be cheaper during the summer months is simply because demand for heating oil during the summer months is much lighter than during those long cold winter months.
If you are using propane all year long such as for a cook stove then you’re not going to worry about prepaying because you’ll have a constant bill anyway.
If you have a fuel oil furnace that heat your home during winter it is best to purchase number one diesel over the summer so that you have money buildup into your account when you need to order fuel oil for your house.
It is getting pretty bad now that some companies will not send out a fuel truck unless you have at least $200 in your account. This is a safety precaution that many companies have set up to make sure that they are going to get the money even in a no heat emergency situation. They have to make sure that they are getting their money so it is in your best interest to try and prepay your fuel so this does not happen to you.
Another thing that’s great about prepaying your fuel for the winter is that you do not have a bill. For each check you get during the summer and you should try and deposit at least $100 into your heating bill to make sure that you have enough for the winter.
This will give you freedom and knowing that you will not have the heating bill all winter long. If you are able to maintain your heat you will be able to have a remainder left during the spring that you can just build on for next year.