Got the tank topped up yesterday from AmeriGas for 2.07 $/gal. I called just to see what prices were doing, and when I got the good quote went ahead and had it filled. Now I have the comfort of knowing I will not need gas again until Spring, and will not be forced to buy during the Winter when prices can sometimes spike.
Over the summer, our use averaged 1.5 gal/wk for hot water and cooking. During the recent bitter cold weather, we averaged 4 gal/wk. The increase is caused by turning up the hot water setting slightly, lighting the furnace pilot light, holiday cooking, kids home on school break, and the furnace kicking on occasionally. Not bad, though I got used to the summer numbers.
I love the price I get for owning my own tank. Sorta wish I had a bigger tank, but that would have cost more up front.
My coworker just mentioned that Osetermans charged him 3.70 recently. He rents the tank. He asked me about Amerigas and plans to call them to discuss switching suppliers. I realize that different suppliers may be the low-cost supplier in different regions, but I shopped around extensively in SE CT and RI and AmeriGas consistently quoted the best price.
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on Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.