With the cold weather approaching, the Bucks County Government is warning residents to stay on top of the fine print in their heating contracts.
Now that the weather is cooling down, Bucks County residents are getting ready with heating companies to ensure that they have proper temperature control in their homes. This means that contracts will be signed and payments will be made to various companies throughout the region.
Given that this is such a common purchase this time of year, officials are reminding residents to read and fully understand what kid of contracts they are signing.
“Make sure that you understand all of the terms of the contract,” officials said online. “It is recommended that you first ask the company for a blank, paper contract to be sent to you in advance of agreeing to or signing with the company.”
Available contract options residents should be aware of include the Cap Protection Program, the Budget Program, Automatic Delivery, and Cash On Delivery.
“Make sure that you look for a current (within a one year time frame) sticker/seal from your county or state Weights and Measures Department placed on the back of the oil truck. This assures you that their meters have been tested for measurement accuracy.”
Learn more about this scam and how to avoid it at the Bucks County Government.