CE Kiff

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Fuel Price Plan Overview

Buying your heating oil and propane with a price protection plan is a simple process. C.E. Kiff is here to help the people of Delhi, NY and surrounding areas understand how each price plan offers different benefits to you.
Each price plan is designed to put you in control of your fuel’s pricing and help lower the price of heating your home.

History

Heating fuel price plans were developed 30 years ago as a simple plan. A homeowner purchased a plan in the summer or fall to protect them from higher fuel prices seen during the winter when they needed fuel delivered. This usually was a fixed price pre-payment plan, meaning the price would not change and the customer paid for all of their heating fuel in August.

This price plan worked for the better part of the last 30 years, but today, newer plans have evolved. Prices of fuel don’t always only go up in the winter and down in the summer; sometimes it goes down in the winter and up in the summer.

We don’t ever know which way heating fuel prices will go, so it is important to look at a plan that will protect you should the prices go up. REMEMBER, to do nothing and pay for your fuel at the going daily market rate is very risky and typically the most expensive way to buy your fuel.

 

What to choose:

Your fuel price plan decision is based on two questions:

  • Do you want to pre-pay, or would you like to make 10 monthly budget payments to spread out your fuel costs?
      • If you want to – and can afford to pay for your fuel upfront for the season – the pre-payment plan will work for you.
      • If you don’t want to pay for your fuel up front – not a problem. A monthly budget plan will allow you to spread your heating costs over 10 equal monthly payments from August to
  • Are you comfortable with a fixed, locked-in price per gallon, or would you like a capped, maximum price per gallon?
    • If you think the price will only go up and are comfortable with locking in a price – even if the market price goes below the locked-in price – then a fixed (locked-in) price plan will work for you.
    • If you think the price will go up from here, but you DO NOT want to lock into a price because you want the ability to get a lower price should the market go down, then a capped, maximum price plan will work for you.
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Fuel Price Plans are subject to change and availability. Additional fuel plan terms and conditions apply.