Choosing the right oil company - A bargain isn't always the best choice.

Service tech carrying oil hoseOil is one of the leading fuels that millions of homeowners use to keep their homes comfortable, heat water and more – all year round. Since it plays such an important role in everyday life, making the right choice of heating oil provider for you is one the most important decisions that you make as a homeowner. Before making this decision, it pays to be smart because a cheaper heating oil provider that offers lower prices may appear to be a bargain. However, that’s not necessarily the case.

Full service vs discount oil providers – Is cheaper truly better value for you?

Check out the differences between what full service and discount heating oil companies may offer. Cheaper isn’t always the best way to go if you want the best heating oil provider that’s always there when you need them or for better ways to manage your budget.


Full Service Oil Companies normally provide:

  • Local 24/7 customer service and support, whatever the weather
  • Flexible pricing plans, including Variable, Ceiling, Fixed and monthly budget payment plans to help you manage your annual energy costs. Learn more about full service oil company pricing and payment plans 
  • A steady and solid oil supply, they rarely run out of oil. Like Burke Energy, we’ve never run out of oil!
  • More technicians on their team, who are expertly trained and fully qualified to handle all your equipment service and repair needs.
  • Delivery options, you can choose automatic delivery or call when you need one.
  • A range of comprehensive tune-up and service plans to choose from, with options and coverage to suit your budget and needs. As a full service heating oil company, we have these service plan options. Learn more 
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'Cheaper' Discount Oil Companies normally:

  • May not be available after hours, on weekends or holidays.
  • May offer just one pricing plan and no payment plan.
  • Have more potential for delivery issues because of supply and demand during busier seasons and prolonged severe winter weather.
  • Have less technicians on-hand to help when you need it most and the technicians could be from third party companies hired to help the oil company.

Don’t be fooled by a bargain that a discount oil company may seem to provide you with. Always think through exactly what you get vs. what you really need when choosing the best heating oil company for home.

For more information about our heating oil services, contact us today!


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