Written on: March 27, 2023
Propane run-outs are a hassle—but they are preventable! In fact, there are several ways to ensure you always have enough propane to run your appliances and heat your home and water.
All these methods are proven to be effective, but some ways require less effort and attention on your part. What’s more, the easiest ways to prevent a propane runout are also the most reliable! Here’s what you need to know:
The most basic way to avoid a propane run-out is to watch your tank gauge. It’s easy—if you’ve got the time.
Now, you don’t need to check every day. You can go through your past bills and calculate about how long it takes you to go through your supply, then mark your calendar for a week or two before you think you’ll next need to order propane.
As you get closer to that date, you’ll need to check your tank gauge more frequently. The goal is to call to schedule a delivery when the indicator shows your tank is down to no less than a third full. That ensures we have time to get you on our delivery route without making an emergency delivery.
Additionally, you need to keep aware of weather and other factors that might cause you to use more propane than normal. This may include something a party or gathering where you use your grill or outdoor patio heaters more than usual. It could also be a cold snap where you run your pool heater hotter, longer; even having more people at home taking showers or doing extra laundry can cause you to burn through more propane than usual!
Our convenient automatic delivery service lets you avoid all the hassles of watching your tank. We use a proven algorithm based on your usage patterns and the real-time weather conditions to determine when you will next need a propane delivery.
Of course, this system is based on consistent use. If your routine is regular, automatic delivery works like a charm. It also helps us keep our costs manageable because we can dispatch our delivery trucks more efficiently. But if you travel frequently—either because it’s a second home or you’re a snowbird, for example—automatic deliveries may not be as ideal.
The best option for most folks is a wireless tank monitor. What’s a wireless tank monitor? A wireless tank monitor tracks the level of propane in your tank in real time and transmits your usage via wireless cellular technology. When the tank gauge reaches a pre-set level, the monitor alerts us—and you—directly via the wireless mobile app.
When we get that notification, we’ll will set up a delivery—or if you prefer will-call service, you can let us know you need a fill up. In addition to being so easy, here are all the reasons a wireless tank monitor is a great way to avoid propane runouts:
A wireless tank monitor is easy to install, and we can have you ready to go in a matter of minutes! Contact us today to find out more about the benefits of wireless tank monitoring and how we can get you set up—100% hassle-free.