Take the Sting Out of High Fuel Costs

Written on: April 10, 2023

Our Payment Options Are Designed to Help!

energy bill options Denton, nc We can’t control the cost of fuel, and we can’t control the weather. But we can help you keep fuel bills manageable with our convenient and wallet-friendly payment options. Even with a mild winter and low oil or propane prices, most people see their fuel bills go up in the winter. Our Budget Payment Programs for heating oil and propane are a smart way to manage winter fuel costs and avoid unexpected high invoices, no matter how cold it gets or how much fuel you use.

How the Budget Plan Works

We use an average based on your past fuel usage to spread your costs evenly over 10 months, July through April, cutting winter bills nearly in half and making it easier for you to budget your expenses.

The point of the plan is to keep your fuel costs level and manageable, so if we have a particularly harsh winter or prices spike, we’ll help adjust your payments so you don’t get hit with a large balance in the spring. Likewise, if it’s a mild winter, we can adjust and reduce your payments: The point is to help you save while avoiding those big surprise fluctuations.

The Plan for Everyone

Always popular, even when fuel prices are low, our customers appreciate the simplicity of our Budget Plan for all their fuel costs.

More Ways to Save

Our Budget Payment Plan is a great way to keep more money in your wallet and avoid surprises while staying warm and comfortable. Using propane and heating oil efficiently will help too:

  1. Get a tune-up. It’s never too late to schedule seasonal maintenance for your heating equipment. Regular tune-ups ensure your heating equipment is running smoothly, so you’ll use less fuel to keep your home warm. Our service technicians check for and fix problems that can decrease performance and efficiency, or could lead to breakdowns, no-heat emergencies, and expensive repairs. Did you know annual maintenance tune-ups are usually required to keep your equipment warranties valid?
  2. Use your programable thermostat like a pro. Used correctly, a programmable thermostat can help you lower your heating costs by 10% or more. To maximize your savings, follow these easy steps: When you’re at home and awake, set the thermostat for 68°. Lower the setting by 10° when you’re sleeping or out of the house. Smart thermostats make it even easier. They learn your heating and cooling habits and create a schedule that matches them. Some even connect with your home automation system like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
  3. Make simple changes. There are plenty of easy, no-cost steps you can take to help your home stay warm without cranking up the thermostat and using more fuel. Reversing the direction of ceiling fans pushes warm air down where you can feel it. Open blinds and curtains during the day helps the sun warm rooms, while closing them at night keeps heat from leaking out windows.

The Bottom Line

Letting the pros at Briles handle all your heating oil, kerosene and propane needs is a smart choice. No matter what happens with prices next winter, our Budget Payment Plan will help you keep costs manageable, and our team will ensure you always have fuel when you need it.

If you’d like to sign up for the plan for next winter, now is the time to enroll. Contact us today to learn more.