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Old 01-12-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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Hi all! My husband and I just moved to Groton, CT and I was hoping I could get some suggestions for the cheapest/best oil company? We're from FL (and have lived in HI and GU) so we don't really know how all this works, lol. Thanks ahead of time!
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Hi all! My husband and I just moved to Groton, CT and I was hoping I could get some suggestions for the cheapest/best oil company? We're from FL (and have lived in HI and GU) so we don't really know how all this works, lol. Thanks ahead of time!
Do some reading on the forum about contracts, and setting the price early in the year. I'd call 3 or 4 companies in the Groton area, and ask for quotes. I'd guess they are all close to each other in price, as it is a small town. The cheapest won't be the best! Trustworthy and on-time delivery is more important.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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x2 on what GoldenAge said. Use the forum search at the top of the page and find those threads about oil delivery.

You're going to want to decide if you want on demand delivery or automated delivery and if you want a service contract included ( your oil dealer can also be your furnace repair and service people). Then you have to decide if you want your rate to float or if you want to lock it in.

Prices can vary widely depending on what you're signing up for. Life should not have to be so complicated- lol- but it is.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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if you want on demand delivery or automated delivery and if you want a service contract included
With on demand, you have to monitor your oil level, and order before it runs out. If you are not disciplined enough to do this, you risk freezing weather on a Sunday or holiday. They may charge extra for a holiday delivery. So, the automated delivery costs more, but the timing is reliable. Your choice depends on how you prefer to deal with things.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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I'm going to go with no service plan and on demand delivery. Our home warranty covers out boiler for the next year and I'm sure I'll be diligent enough to check on the oil level. Any suggestions on reputable companies?
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Any suggestions on reputable companies?
I'd ask the neighbors, previous residents and colleagues at work. They are more likely to have current information. (My mom lives in the area, but has electric heat.)
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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I have had Andersen Oil from Ledyard for around a decade. I knew a few people that worked there. I always got automatic delivery and usually found that the price charged was only a few pennies above the cheapest guys around. Those few pennies bought me peace of mind.
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