What Time of Year Is Best to Buy Home Heating Oil?

Early fall and late summer are when heating oil is cheapest.

Fill Oil Tank During the Off Season

The price of oil usually drops during the late summer and the early fall. Oil will cost less per gallon then, so it will be cheaper to fill your oil tank than during the coldest part of the winter when demand is greater.

Space Payments Throughout The Year

You could arrange a payment plan with the oil company to pay a set amount every month. Instead of having to shell out several hundred dollars at once, paying smaller amounts might better fit your budget.

Bottom Line

If you can afford to, fill the oil tank during the off-season. Buying ahead of time when the oil is cheaper will likely save you more money than a payment plan.

About the Author

Christa Titus is a dedicated journalism professional with over 10 years writing experience as a freelancer with a variety of publications that include "Billboard" and "Radio & Records." Her writing has also been syndicated to such media outlets as the "Washington Post," the "Seattle-Post Intelligencer," the Associated Press and Reuters. Titus earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Rowan College.