Written on: September 18, 2023
Propane’s versatility means it can be used in and around your New England home in a wide variety of ways. Propane can heat your water, your home, your pool, and your deck. Propane can cook your food on the range or in the oven of your kitchen or out in your backyard on a BBQ grill. Propane can also power a whole-house generator that will keep everything in your home operating during a power outage.
Given how much you use propane in and around your New England home, have you ever stopped to wonder how long your latest propane delivery will last? You certainly don’t want to have a run-out.
Why don’t you want to have a run-out? If your propane tank runs empty it’s a headache and can be expensive. You’ll need an emergency delivery or propane, a required pressure test, and the professional relighting of the pilots on all of your propane appliances. Those are inconveniences and expenses you can easily avoid by always having enough propane in your tank.
And you don’t need to run out completely for things to go wrong. If your propane level gets low enough, air can enter your heating system and cause expensive damage.
How much propane in the tank is enough? As a general rule, you don’t want your tank’s propane level to go below 20%.
Propane tanks come in a variety of sizes. If you know your tank’s capacity, then you know how much propane you have after a delivery. If you’re between deliveries and take a reading of your tank’s gauge, you can calculate the number of gallons that percentage represents.
To calculate how long your propane delivery will last, you need to know your weekly propane usage. That in addition to knowing how much propane is in your tank will help you estimate how long your delivery will last.
Prefer to not have to keep checking your propane tank’s gauge? With a propane tank monitor in place, you don’t have to physically go check your propane tank’s level. You can have all the information you need on your phone or tablet.
Brideau Energy recommends tank monitoring for all of our customers. With a wireless tank monitor, you’ll have peace of mind and save money because there’s virtually no chance you’ll experience a run-out. Having a tank monitor also removes the guesswork from scheduling your fuel deliveries.
Tank Monitoring Benefits
Brideau Energy offers complete propane tank services, including installation and tank monitoring, in Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. We also offer both automatic and will-call propane delivery. The choice is yours.
Contact Brideau Energy today to learn more or to sign up for propane tank monitoring.