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What Household Changes Affect Your Fuel Use?

An important message for our automatic delivery customers

propane use changes new yorkMost of us change our behaviors a bit during the winter. We dress differently, and perhaps we spend more time indoors. The last two years have added even more changes to our lives. We’re taking more classes virtually and working remotely. That means you and your family may be spending even more time in your Sullivan County home this winter.

Black Bear wants to make sure that even with all the changes you’re experiencing that you can enjoy constant warmth and comfort in your home. You can help us do that by keeping us updated whenever your heating habits or needs change. Even a change you might take for granted can noticeably affect your fuel usage and needs.

As a customer taking advantage of our convenient automatic heating oil delivery or automatic propane delivery service, help us keep our delivery schedules as accurate as possible by letting us know when things in your household change. Here are some examples:

  • If the number of people in your household changes. Have kids gone away to or come back from college or boarding school? Have you taken in a friend or family member? The number of people in your home will affect how much fuel you consume. Let us know whenever that number changes.
  • If people are spending more time in your home. Is anyone in your household working more hours from home or taking virtual classes? Do you and your family cook and eat more meals, watch more movies, or generally spend more time at home? Has Covid or the colder weather made your homebodies? If you need to keep your home warm for more hours of the day or are using your propane stove more, that will affect how much fuel you need.
  • If you’re heading out of town for an extended period of time. If your home will be empty for days or weeks on end, please let us know so we can adjust your delivery schedule accordingly.
  • If you’ve made significant changes to your home. Have you made any major renovations or additions to your home? If your living space has changed significantly or you’ve added a new propane appliance, that could also affect your fuel needs. Please let us know.

Information keeps us accurate

The more accurate a picture we have of your household’s habits and needs, the better we can deliver for you. So please remember to keep us in the loop. We’ll continue to use your usage patterns and weather forecasts to deliver your fuel in a timely manner.

Choose Black Bear as your fuel provider

Black Bear Fuel Oil, Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning provides our heating oil and propane customers with competitive prices, reliable delivery, 24-hour emergency heating service, and convenient payment options. Plus, our large fleet of trucks are always ready to deliver to our Sullivan, Orange, and Ulster country customers.

Black Bear has the experience and resources to keep you comfortable and warm all winter. That will never change. But if anything in your home has changed, contact us to let us know.