When is the best time to fill?

When is the best time to fill?

Finally, the warmer season has arrived, and it's important to take a few necessary steps during this time. One of our key recommendations is to ensure your propane tank is filled. The primary reason for refilling your propane tank in the summer is to be prepared for the eventual return of cold weather.

Speaking of preparedness, it's crucial to remain mindful of the possibility of severe weather during the warm summer months. Having a full propane tank will guarantee you have an alternative energy source in case of emergencies. However, it's essential to follow other safety precautions if you find yourself in such a situation.

Take advantage of favorable pricing by opting for a summer fill-up. Propane prices vary throughout the year, with summer typically offering lower costs compared to winter. The main reason behind this price difference is usage. While you may still use propane for certain appliances or outdoor heaters in the summer, it's not as consistent or in the same quantity as during the winter when you need to heat an entire house. As a result, propane prices tend to decrease.

Why does this occur? It's all about supply and demand.

During the summer months, the demand for propane is significantly lower, leading to reduced costs. With a decreased demand, there is a surplus of propane supply, enabling suppliers to lower prices. The opposite holds true in winter. The colder temperatures drive up the demand for propane, causing the supply to decrease, and as a result, the cost rises.

Of course, unforeseen factors can still influence propane prices. To maintain consistency in pricing, we recommend considering enrollment in one of Baker's Propane programs.