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Old 11-21-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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I've heard this, also heard these places make it impossible for you to escape their contracts. I just don't like being tied down. But it is a great rate to be locked in at. Did you have any issues getting out when your contract was up?
Any pricing contract I have ever done ended after 12 months and there was no problem leaving. Petro told me over the phone that most companies, including themselves offer teaser prices for new customers that rise after one year. Now I bounce between a few different companies and none of them have a problem with it when I come back after a year or two.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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Any pricing contract I have ever done ended after 12 months and there was no problem leaving. Petro told me over the phone that most companies, including themselves offer teaser prices for new customers that rise after one year. Now I bounce between a few different companies and none of them have a problem with it when I come back after a year or two.
Great info, thanks! And this includes service?
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Great info, thanks! And this includes service?
Sometimes
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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Sometimes
? Is it a service contract or just a delivery contract?
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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? Is it a service contract or just a delivery contract?
Service is usually seperate from oil. I have an oil price contract and a service contract. My service contract with Swezey is free. Petro usually has a fee for their service contract. The other poster essentially got their service free via a signing bonus.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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Does COD offer service contract? I'm with Slomins now and my contract ends in December. I don't like starting a new contract in the beginning/middle of the heating season. It seems that the oil prices are higher. I want to try COD but need a service contract because my 15 years old furnace usually breaks down a few times a year.

I'm also considering converting to gas. I already have gas hot water. I moved in this house with oil heating about one year ago and till date I've had about 10 service calls on my oil furnace. This is why I want to do COD until the summer to consider converting to gas. I'm not sure if I have the money for the conversion yet but if not, at least I can sign a new contract in the summer with lower oil price.

Any suggestion/opinion is welcomed.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Does COD offer service contract? I'm with Slomins now and my contract ends in December. I don't like starting a new contract in the beginning/middle of the heating season. It seems that the oil prices are higher. I want to try COD but need a service contract because my 15 years old furnace usually breaks down a few times a year.

I'm also considering converting to gas. I already have gas hot water. I moved in this house with oil heating about one year ago and till date I've had about 10 service calls on my oil furnace. This is why I want to do COD until the summer to consider converting to gas. I'm not sure if I have the money for the conversion yet but if not, at least I can sign a new contract in the summer with lower oil price.

Any suggestion/opinion is welcomed.
If you already have gas coming in the conversion is not that difficult or expensive. I did it a month ago. They just tap into the exisitng gas lines in your home.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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I've heard this, also heard these places make it impossible for you to escape their contracts. I just don't like being tied down. But it is a great rate to be locked in at. Did you have any issues getting out when your contract was up?
I have bounced every year between Petro and Slomins for the past 10 years of owning a home. They each offer you incentives to become a new customer, and each hold you to 12 months in your contract. So, routinely, every year I call both and see who does better. 9 out of 10 times I switch to the other.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: New York
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Went from 2.89 to 3.749 last week, wonderful. My house will be much cooler this winter
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Fifth moon from Nebula
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Service is usually seperate from oil. I have an oil price contract and a service contract. My service contract with Swezey is free. Petro usually has a fee for their service contract. The other poster essentially got their service free via a signing bonus.
OK, thanks. So you lock in for a price on delivery and can opt out in 12 months. That might work. What I like about COD is they don't just come and fill me up whenever they see fit and stick me with a bill I don't want. Plus, if times are tight, I can just order 50 gallons to tide me over. I can track the price daily and order when it looks right. Service contracts cost about 180 but that covers the tune up so it's worth it. My boiler is pretty new though, so far, so good. Thanks for the info. I miss gas.
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