Budget billing with Franger Gas saves time and money

Budget billing with Franger Gas saves time and money

***Budget billing sign up is over for 2021.***

Ready for convenient, predictable, guaranteed pricing you can count on for your energy needs? Set up a budget billing account with us and know your monthly propane bill amount will be the same each month.

Budget billing gives you an simple way to level out your payments throughout the year. That means no more spikes in winter when you turn up the heat. 

Call or email your local Franger gas office to enroll in budget billing.

Whether you are on a fixed income, travel part of the year or just want some predictability in your finances, budget billing makes a big difference.

Already enrolled in our Guaranteed Price Program? No need to sign up again. You are automatically on the budget billing plan year to year.

How it works

Budget billing sign up runs continuously from May 1 to April 30 each year.

One monthly billing amount – You know exactly what your monthly payment is with our Guaranteed Pricing Program. That means you owe the same amount month to month from May 1 to April 30.

No surprises – It’s easy to keep track of what you owe and how much energy you’ve used on your monthly statement. Your statement also shows your balance for the year.

At the end of each budget billing year, we look at how much propane you actually used in the previous 12 months and calculate your average usage. We also consider your tank size and any rate changes. Then we give you a level payment amount that you pay each month for the next year.

Automatic re-enrollment – You are automatically enrolled in budget billing year to year. That means you don’t need to sign up each year.

Your monthly level payment amount may go up or down for the upcoming year, based on previous usage, tank size and rate changes. We’ll make sure you know in advance so you can adjust your budget. Then relax, knowing the amount you owe each month stays the same until next spring.

Who can sign up

Budget billing is available for residential customers who are up to date on balance payments. There’s no fee for the service, and it’s simple to sign up. 

Call or email your local Franger gas office to enroll in budget billing.

If you decide budget billing is not for you, it takes one quick call to switch to actual per-delivery payments each month.

Save money with Automatic Fill Service

You automatically join our Auto-Fill program when you are on a budget billing plan. That means we monitor your propane tank level for you. When it’s time for a refill, we’ll schedule a delivery. No need to check your gauge or give us a call. It’s all automatic.

Added bonus – you save money on the program. You get a 10 cent discount on every gallon, based on our standard call-in-rate.

Want more savings? Pay your bill within 5 days of receipt and we’ll give you another 10 cent discount per gallon. That’s a 20% savings with the same reliable service you expect from us.

How to enroll  

Put budget billing and auto refill to work for you. All you need to do to sign up is contact your local Franger gas office. No automated prompts. No long forms to fill out. Talk to a real person and relax. We’ll set up your record and get you started on saving money without any hassles.

Budget billing is one more way you can count on Franger Gas for reliable service month to month, year after year.

Reinvesting in the future with a focus on propane supply

Reinvesting in the future with a focus on propane supply

How does a propane company continue to grow in strength and reliability? By sourcing supplies of fuel, and understanding the importance of consistent propane supply. 

That’s what we do every day at Franger Gas Company. We saw a potential propane supply problem following the winter of 2013-2014. As a result, we partnered with a supplier to build the Mentone Propane Rail Terminal.

Today, the Mentone terminal gives us access to a reliable propane supply. Customers in northern Indiana, southern Michigan, western Ohio and neighboring regions receive propane through the Mentone terminal. Additionally, the terminal helps stabilize propane prices by reducing transportation costs to service agricultural and other rural customers. 

We continue to invest in the future, and focus on propane supply with our storage tank farm under construction in northern Indiana. The first phase of the site will expand storage capacity by 700,000 gallons. That security of extra propane supply simply means plenty of fuel to heat homes and businesses, even when demand increases in cold weather.

At Franger Gas, we live by our company motto – large enough to serve, small enough to care. It reminds us that your community is OUR community too. That’s why we continue to look for better ways to source, supply and service your energy needs, whether it’s in your home, on a work site or at a wholesale storage facility.

We are honored by the trust you place in us. We look forward to the delivering excellent service you have come to expect from us for another 75 years.

Propane – the smart energy choice to temporarily heat your construction site this winter

Propane – the smart energy choice to temporarily heat your construction site this winter

Does your construction project timeline include work during cold weather? Temporary propane-powered heat keeps your project on schedule, even during the coldest months of the year.

8 reasons to choose propane for temporary heat

Why propane? It’s a clean-burning, green fuel that’s portable and readily available.

Here are more reasons to choose propane to temporarily heat your construction site.

Keep projects on schedule even when temperatures dip below the freeze point. A little heat on your job site can make a big difference for your work crew and schedule.

Maintain the right conditions for materials, including drywall, paint, caulk and other finishes.

Get propane tanks placed exactly where you need them on the job site. Each project is different. That’s why we provide temporary heat services based on your project-specific construction plans.

Choose the tank that fits your work site. Whether it’s a simple garage renovation, an apartment building complex or a large-footprint warehouse, we have the resources to take care of the heat. 

Generate the right amount of heat for your work site. We provide heaters, sized from low BTU salamanders up to million BTU units. When you use our propane service, we hook you up with all the hose and fittings you need to turn on the heat in all the right places.

Stay on budget with the most efficient, cost-effective choice for temporary heat. Propane gas costs less than diesel fuel or gasoline. Plus, propane is more powerful than electric heaters. That means your crew stays warm, and you stay on budget and on schedule.

Keep your work site safe and fume-free. Propane burns cleaner than any other fuel source.

Never worry about running out of fuel. Our remote monitoring service means we track your fuel level and schedule deliveries to make sure you always have an ample propane supply. We also check your tanks regularly for dents or damage and replace the tank, if needed.

When your job site demands temporary heat, contact Franger Gas

Our service options and pricing make it easy to keep the heat flowing at your job site this winter. Contact our customer service team about a delivery schedule that fits your construction plans.

How to get your propane tank ready for winter

How to get your propane tank ready for winter

We know you want to keep your family warm and safe no matter how cold it gets outside.

Here are simple tips to keep your propane tank in top condition and ready to fuel the heat this winter.

Demand more. Are you spending more time at home than usual this year? That means you may need more fuel to keep your at-home workspace, family space and play space warm when cold weather arrives. You could see your energy use go up by 30% or more, according to some experts.

Keep the pressure on. Make sure your propane gauge stays above 20%. It’s the best way to maintain the vapor pressure your system needs to work efficiently.

Fill ‘er up. Schedule LP delivery when your tank gauge reads 30%. That gives you enough fuel to keep your home running until your propane provider can fill your tank.

Sign up for our Automatic Fill Service. It takes the worry out of wondering if you will run out of gas. We’ll monitor your fill level and make sure you have plenty of propane to fuel your needs.

Stop the shrinkage. Liquid propane contracts in cold temperatures, which causes the volume to shrink. Less volume means loss of pressure. End result – fuel can’t reach your gas burner or heating system. Keep your propane tank clear of snow to let sunlight warm the surface

Look here. Mark the location of your tank with a pole, stake or other sign that is visible above snow banks and drifts. It’s a simple way to help you and your propane delivery driver find the tank in heavy snow.

Turn down your thermostat. A decrease of only a degree or two will lessen the time your propane heating system is on. That allows the pressure in the tank to build.

Save money. You can lower your heating bill 1 to 3% for every degree you set back your thermostat. That adds up over a long winter!

Save even more. When you sign up for regular delivery with our Automatic Fill Service, you get a 10 cents-per-gallon discount over standard call-In rates. More discounts are available if you pay your bill promptly.

NEVER use an open flame or electrical device near a propane tank. Accidents involving “heating” a tank to boost pressure are not uncommon.

NEVER cover your tank. It prevents the sun from reaching your propane tank and naturally warming it. That causes your system to work less efficiently – and costs you more over time.

Find out more about program options to keep you and your family safe and warm this winter. Call us today at (574) 264-2118.

 

Bulk Tank Propane Storage smart move for wholesale customers

Bulk Tank Propane Storage smart move for wholesale customers

One of our best pieces of advice for our wholesale customers is this – there is no such thing as too much bulk tank propane storage.

“Storage and storage upgrading are the most important investments a propane company can make in its business,” explained Jeff Franger, owner of Franger Gas. 

More capacity gives you more buying power, and the ability to save money during times when propane is priced lower. Additional storage can also allow you to ride out times of high demand and high gas prices – saving even more money and eliminating the stress of locating hard to acquire peak-demand propane.

Having more supply security of your product is crucial, especially with the potential of supply issues. Supply is predicted to be very tight this coming season, noted Franger. Already, Franger Gas is seeing major suppliers limiting the number of gallons available for purchase. 

“We have had supply issues of some kind in this region in three of the last 5 years,” said Franger.  “One of the surest ways to get ahead of that is with bulk tank storage.”

Propane companies who have bulk tank storage – and an onsite propane supply – can offer better customer service options including auto delivery, budget plans and timely refills.

“For our wholesale customers, the benefits of increasing their storage speak for themselves. And we are able to help, whether it’s an upgrade or completely new bulk plant construction,” said Franger.

Franger Gas has been involved in bulk plant construction for well over 40 years – and you can count on our experience to get your project done correctly. Our expert team will help you choose a proper location and each system will be designed to meet the specific requirements for your wholesale energy needs.

We source the tanks, arrange all transportation and delivery, install the tanks and then design the system to meet and exceed your filling expectations. Once complete, Franger Gas can arrange transports to fill the tanks as well.

Don’t be caught in short supply. Call Franger Gas and let our team of experts help you upgrade your propane storage or begin your bulk plant construction project today.

Simple lessons about propane gas supply and demand

Simple lessons about propane gas supply and demand

We like to live by a modern twist to the Aesop’s fable about the ant and the grasshopper: Don’t wait until you are on empty to find a gas station.

No one wants to see even a hint of disruption in the energy supply that fuels our everyday lives, like comfortable indoor temperatures, plenty of warm water or full grill tanks for outdoor cooking. That’s why we’re working hard at Franger Gas to make sure you have a reliable source of supply, no matter what happens with demand.

Take the worry out of winter. Buy your propane supply for your home at a locked-in price before the heating season begins.

You buy clean American gas when you buy propane. The U.S. leads the world in propane production, according to the National Propane Gas Association. We constantly source our supply from providers that maintain quality standards we know are important for customers like you.

Buying local gives you better value. We know our community and what it takes to keep your family comfortable. After all, we call this home for our families too. That’s why we always look ahead to understand supply flows, weather, worldwide economies and national demand for gas that affect logistics and price.

Tips to help you plan ahead for your fuel needs

Make sure you have plenty of fuel for your home, farm, business or LPG-fueled vehicle with these simple tips.

Check your propane tank gauge to make sure you have the fuel you need. If you are like us, you’re staying home more, cooking more meals at home, using heated water for more bathing. That means changes in your propane consumption.

Call one of our local offices if your level drops below 30 percent. We’re here to keep your fuel supply filled season after season.

Save money with our Automatic Fill Service. We monitor your tank level for you and give you a discount over our standard call-in rate.

Avoid out-of-gas calls. Making smart decisions now about your fuel supply can keep your tank filled and help limit in-person contact or entry into your home or business. Remember you can always pay your bill online, send us an email, or call us, (574) 264-2118.

If you need help from our service team, rest assured our technicians follow extra precautions with proper protective equipment and disinfectants while in the field.

We’re here to meet your energy needs

For propane delivery or to set up a new account, call (574) 264-2118.