When you heat your home with heating oil, it will mean that you have to find a good supplier you can trust to deliver heating oil as you use up what you have on hand in your holding tank. Most places do charge in advance for the heating oil, which means it has to be fully paid for before it can actually be delivered. However, there are some companies that do offer COD (Cash on Delivery) heating oil delivery.
If you like the idea of paying for your heating oil once it is delivered, you are bound to have a few questions. Here is a look at some of the more common curiosities about COD home heating oil and the answers you should know.
What are the advantages of COD heating oil deliveries?
The best part about getting your heating oil delivered with a COD company is you will not have to pay for the oil before it is brought to your home. Therefore, you will be able to pay cash for the oil instead of having to pay with a check, money order, or credit/debit card over the phone or via the computer. In an emergency situation when all you have is cash on hand, it can be really helpful to have a company that will allow you to pay for the fuel you need with just cash.
How does the COD oil company know they will get paid with COD orders?
Most of the time, if you place an order for heating oil and ask for COD, the person who delivers the heating oil will not actually fill the heating oil tank on the property until the payment is collected from the property owner. Therefore, the only real risk of loss in a COD delivery is if a person is not at home or doesn't pay for the oil and then there would be wasted fuel to get to the property.
Can all customers get a COD heating oil delivery?
Most places that offer COD oil deliveries only offer these deliveries to customers who have a good standing with the company. For example, someone who has been a customer for a while and needs a COD heating oil delivery may be able to get it, while a new customer that the company is not familiar with may not. Few companies offer COD heating oil delivery to every customer that asks.