Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | April 27, 2017

Another Propane Idea

Maybe this idea is the best with what ever company you have for propane if you are looking for the best pricing?  I have always suggested the ‘keep full’ plan so you never run out.  But, it looks like paying up front may save frustration and price per gallon.

Thanks Wayne for replying with this comment to the last propane posting:

We have had excellent service and prices from Ferrellgas 800-366-3691. I got a postcard from them every fall for the last 3 years with a “special offer” around $1.90/gallon delivered. I always pre-pay for propane by calling them and ordering a set number of gallons at the stated price. They charge my CC and deliver the propane within a few days, NO surprises.

If you can read your propane gauge regularly and order when your tank gets low (no lower than 20%), you’ll save money, rather than being on the “keep full” plan. My neighbor had that, and was being charged $4.50/gal. until she called and complained.

If you don’t own your tank, you are typically charged a higher per gallon price, in addition to the annual tank rental fee. Work it out for yourself, but usually it’s worth buying a tank ($1,500) if you use a fair amount of propane (full time resident?), and plan to keep your cabin more than 3-5 years. There are used tanks available for less if you search. Keep in mind installation costs too.

Shop around if changing companies, usually one will match anothers prices if you mention them by name on the phone.


  1. Allstate was not only the best price per gallon but also the best place & price to purchase a used tank. Check them out – the service is tops!!!

    • Thank you Leona. Yes, the best for Palomar!

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