Pricing Plan FAQs
As the summer months rage on here in Central Pennsylvania, purchasing home heating fuel may not be top of mind. But we’re here to explain exactly why it should be. If you primarily use oil for home heating, buying fuel as needed throughout the winter months can make for unpredictable budgeting, unnecessary hassle, and overpayment resulting from peak-season cold-weather rates. However, with a heating oil pricing plan through Eshenaurs, you can experience the cost-saving, easy-to-budget benefits of a budget, pre-buy, or capped payment plan. Our plans help alleviate your high winter heating bills, decreasing stress and allowing you to enjoy each season even more. Keep reading to learn how our fuel pricing plans work and how you can enroll today!
What Is a Fuel Budget Plan?
Choosing price protection for your annual supply of heating oil adds predictability to your fuel costs and often saves you money while adding convenience. Plus, these plans will help our customers protect their wallets from unexpected changes in fuel prices by either capping their maximum heating oil price at today’s market price, allowing customers to split their payments throughout the year, or purchasing their fuel during the off-season. Eshenaurs loves keeping your Central PA home a safe and comfortable place for your family. Our customer base has a wide range of preferences for their home heating budgets, so we’ve developed three separate pricing plans to give you options when paying for your fuel.
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Get Better Fuel Pricing All Year Long with A Fuel Payment Plan in Central PA
Question: What are the benefits of Fuel Pricing Plans?
Answer: Rather than having your energy bills hit all at once in the two or three coldest months, pick one of our plans to help you manage your bills and find a more effective, worry-free way to provide warmth and comfort all year round. We offer three different pricing plans: a Budget Plan, a Pre-Buy Plan, and a Price Cap Plan.
Question: How does a Fuel Budget Plan work?
Answer: Spread your fuel payments evenly throughout the year with a budget plan from Eshenaurs. Choose this plan to evenly distribute your fuel costs throughout the year for a predictable, easy-to-manage monthly payment.
How It Works:
- We estimate the amount of fuel that your home will use throughout the year based on previous years’ usage, predicted weather, and home preferences.
- We take the total amount of fuel and divide it by 11 months. This new number is your monthly fuel payment for the year.
To make this plan even better for you, we let you choose if you’d rather be a will-call or automatic delivery customer.
Question: What is the Ready Reserve Pre-Buy option?
Answer: Rather than taking a gamble on winter fuel rates that almost always go up during the peak winter months, save more by purchasing your fuel during the off-season. These lower rates save you money and ensure that you have your guaranteed fuel supply all winter.
How It Works:
- We estimate your anticipated annual fuel usage based on previous years’ usage, weather conditions, and home preferences.
- We find the lowest price from our suppliers and order the number of estimated gallons your home needs. This price is generally 5¢–10¢ less than traditional on-demand delivery prices.
- To guarantee our low rates, you pay for all of your fuel up front while we store your fuel for you for the entire heating season.
This program runs from August 15th to May 31st. Get the best value for your dollar this winter. and enroll in an Eshenaurs Ready Reserve program today!
Question: What is a Price Cap Plan?
Answer: Price Cap Plan, you will never pay more than the predetermined price per gallon. A cap price sets a ceiling, or cap, on how high your price can go. It also protects you if prices go down; anytime our daily cash price is below the ceiling, you pay the lower price.
Question: How does the Price Cap Plan work?
Answer: The Eshenaurs Price Cap Plan is currently only available for heating oil customers. The plan runs from August 1st to April 30th each year. A program fee applies. Enroll to set your price cap today.
How It Works:
- When enrolling, you sign up to receive your fuel for a predetermined price per gallon. You are guaranteed not to pay a higher price per gallon all winter.
- If the price of heating oil per gallon drops below your predetermined price, you pay the LOWER PRICE—the market price of heating oil.
- If the price of your fuel per gallon goes above your predetermined price, you CONTINUE to pay the previously agreed-upon price per gallon.
- You never pay over the capped price.
Question: Why is there a fee for the Price Cap Plan?
Answer: We can’t cover this cost on our own. Our suppliers charge us a fee, and we pass this fee on to our customers. We make no profit from the fee. The amount we charge you is our cost and is subject to change annually.
Question: How long does my Price Cap protection last?
Answer: Your price cap will remain in effect from August 1st to April 30th each year. Because we make a commitment to our fuel suppliers for this protection, you must sign a contract when you choose a price cap. Please contact us to sign up or if you have any questions.
Sign Up with Ease & Enjoy Your Season with Price Protection
After calculating your anticipated monthly payment, signing up for your Eshenaurs Pricing Plan is quick and easy. Simply contact the experts for assistance. Taking just a few moments to plan and protect your fuel price can save you time, money, and stress for the entire year. Once you’re signed up, sit back, relax, and enjoy your season.
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Ready to Enroll in a Smart Pay Plan? Contact Eshenaurs Today
Simply contact us online by clicking here, or give us a call at (717) 236-5031 to let us know you’re interested in a fuel payment plan! Our highly trained customer service representatives will happily walk you through the process and answer any questions. Not yet an Eshenaurs customer? Click here to become a customer today.