Forget The Purge or Candyman. Forget haunted abandoned prisons. Or stage makeup that depicts guts and gore.

The scariest thing many of us are facing this month is missing the deadline to lock in propane and heating oil rates before they jump with seasonal demand. Unfortunately, the cost of oil and propane is higher than it's been in the past, but it's going to go up even more when winter hits and demand goes up.

So now's the time to take a good look at your heating needs and the various plans with Depew Energy. For a limited time, they're offering enrollment in two special programs — pre-buy and price cap —for heating oil customers. They also offer fixed-price plans for propane customers. Whichever product you use, you'll want to lock in your rate for the winter season by Oct. 31.

It's hard to predict how high energy prices will go this fall and winter, but there's no denying that we're on the cusp of experiencing limited market supply and increased demand. Depew Energy will be here to service your home comfort needs year-round, but locking in your rate by Oct. 31 will help reduce that jump in heating oil and propane prices.

So, save yourself and your family from the sticker shock. To learn more or schedule an appointment, visit or call 845-568-0072. The more money you save on heating costs, the more money you'll have for winter fun.