Long Island Homeowners Find Breaks on Fuel Oil Online
February 5, 2008
(Long Island, NY) John Franco, President and CEO of Codfuel.com LLC, operates the largest online price comparison website for home heating oil on Long Island. Franco, a Patchogue resident, designed the first online heating oil platform where consumers can choose their own price for home heating oil by zip code and order instantly from a local discount oil dealer.
Codfuel.com remains as the only free service of its kind. Franco announced today that a new “cash delivery” convenience was added to their website that will save homeowners an additional 5-10 cents per gallon over and above their current savings of 40-50 cents per gallon when compared to retail oil prices.
The average price of home heating oil in Nassau and Suffolk County as of Jan 28th, 2008 is $3.50 per gallon as stated on www.nyserda.com (New York State Energy and Research Authority). The average cash price of home heating oil on www.codfuel.com as of this article is $2.94 per gallon. That’s a .56 cents per gallon difference. A sure fire hit with all consumers that heat their homes with fuel oil.
Franco states that he created this “niche” in the heating oil market back in 2001. This system is fast, easy and free for all consumers. “It’s a win, win situation for both the consumer and the oil dealer”
“I grew up in the oil business”, Franco said. He’s worked in every aspect of the oil industry, from answering telephones, making oil deliveries to repairing and installing heating equipment. “I know this business” I designed Codfuel.com to add integrity to the “C.O.D” portion of the industry where it was beginning to fall short of the “big guys”. “We’ve shown quite a few “big guys” and the thousands of customers that have already used our service that the C.O.D oil business is not only alive and well, but it is run by professional, hard working people that really care. Most of which are small, family owned businesses that can use the support that our customers provide them”
The success of Codfuel.com did not come as a surprise says Franco. “I knew the public would love the idea of never having to call several oil dealers to check oil prices or to stay home all day and wait for an oil delivery”. Codfuel.com is summed up in one word….Convenience. Now, couple that with the best oil prices on Long Island and New York’s 5 Boros and you have a great business model. One that truly makes a difference in the lives of Long Island homeowners.