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Choosing an oil supplier.

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Matt30, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Matt30

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    This is the first place we have lived that heats with oil. The plan was to get off oil all together before winter, but time didn't allow me to do that so we are stuck with it for now. I will likely need a delivery by the time cold season is over, but the question is what goes into choosing a company for delivery? Are all rates the same? The hot water heater is a rental through Irving (that's getting hauled out in a few weeks) and the previous owner used Irving for delivery. I haven't talked to Irving to see what their rates are but I'm going to call a few places first.

    Any reccomendations would be appreciated :)
     
  2. Boots

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    I use Cozy Fuels because the owner lives in Sackville and they are one of the cheapest suppliers around.
     
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  4. Matt30

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    I don't think Telder comes to my area. I'm in Glen Haven / Seabright.

    I see cozy fuels around all the time. I'll put them in my list. Thanks!
     
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    We're in Upper Tantallon and went with Aabel fuels. They had one of the lowest prices around. On automatic delivery, they deliver every 4 weeks so the cost of a top up is only a month's worth - Easier to budget that way instead of getting a heart stopping bill every 4 or so months. And with auto delivery you get a free furnace cleaning.
     
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    I used aabel when I lived in the Bay. They were fine.
     
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    We use Affordable Fuels...they are a local operation, and they're prices were the best we were able to find.
    Based out of lakeside.
     
  8. Matt30

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    Looks like prices are pretty scattered. I'm not keeping the oil so I'll put in the cheapest crap I can find :lol: thanks everyone for your input that gives me a few places to call when the time comes.
     
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    Stay away from Aabel - we uses them because they were already delivering to an address last year and they were terrible. They missed the auto delivery on 4 (FOUR!) different occasions and left us without heat 3 times. They were so understaffed that they refused to do emergency delivery, they didn't have an emergency line. They are the cheapest because they have no extra trucks on the road. If something happens and a truck breaks down they have no way to make up the deliveries. The drivers we talked to at different points last year were all fed up and working around the clock trying to keep up. Yes, last winter was harsh but their service was unacceptably terrible.

    Scotia Fuels on the other hand has been nothing but great for my rental properties for years. I'm not a "whatever is cheapest" kind of guy so the fact that they are a little more expensive doesn't phase me at all - their service is impeccable and they always get their deliveries done. They have a 24 hour emergency line and have been at my place at 2 in the morning on Christmas eve before fixing the heat - no extra cost and is included if you are an autobill customer. To me it is worth it to know you are well taken care of.
     
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    Thank Christ I don't use oil but I've heard great things about Cozy
     
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    As this will likely be the first and last time I call for an oil delivery, I'm not so much concerned with service as I am the cheapest bidder. What is the average cost right now anyways?
     
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    This is taking you a long time to save 10 bucks.
     
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    I have over 1/2 a tank left. I have time to be as cheap as I wanna be.
     
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    My bad, 5 bucks
     
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    Coffee for half the week right there. Who wouldn't want to save?
     
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    Live by the code:
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    I used Cozy at the last house. They were always good and left a candy or two with the receipt. How much is oil this year anyway? Last time I bought it, it was about $1.00/l, but I would think it's much cheaper now.
     
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    Just saw a post about Cozy Fuels, price today is .679/l
     
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    I've been using these guys for a few years too. Good rates, no complaints. Have delivered in snow storms etc
     
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    I didn't realize it was them leaving candy. Couldn't figure out for the longest time who was putting candy in my mailbox twice a year :lol:
     
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    Your variable naming standards are horrible.
     
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    Same here. No complaints with Affordable.
     

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