You may find yourself asking questions like “About how much heating oil can I expect to use this season?” and “How much will I spend on heating oil this year?” For regular Weaver Energy customers, it is easy for us to estimate annual usage based off historical usage. While that does change based on outdoor temperatures and changes in individual preferences, we are able to provide a reliable estimate based on average winter temperatures. For new customers it can be difficult to accurately answer either of those questions. If you are a new customer and can obtain the gallon information from 2 or 3 consecutive deliveries from your prior provider, we can calculate a reliable estimate for you based off that information. If you have just moved into a new home, we can use some of the factors below to try to help you prepare for the upcoming heating season:
As you can see, every consumer is likely to have different answer to these questions, which is why it is difficult giving a definitive, one-size-fits-all answer when answering questions about heating oil consumption. By gathering and analyzing information about total gallons used in past years, you can more easily predict how many gallons you will continue to use on an annual basis. Tenants and homeowners who are new to a house or apartment should inquire how much had previously been purchased.
Weaver Energy customers have the option of enrolling in our Smart Pay Budget Program, which will assist you in planning for your home heating oil expenses. By enrolling in this program, we gather all possible data about your usage, your home and heating system, the forecasted weather, and the markets predictions and determine a monthly payment amount that we think accurately covers the cost of your heating oil usage for the upcoming 12 months. By paying to initially fill your tank to start the program, and then making these regular monthly budget payments, you build credit each month that we then use to pay for your upcoming deliveries throughout the year. At the end of the 12 months, any credit or balance remaining is automatically rolled over and calculated in your next 12-month budget cycle. We are happy to provide this program free of charge to our customers. Visit www.weaverenergy.com or call the Weaver Energy office at (717) 626-7169 during normal business hours to find out more about how we can help you with the Smart Pay Budget Program.