As the leaves turn, golden autumn days can suddenly turn nippy at night. Suddenly, you’re using appliances differently—simmering a pot of chili on the stove all day after months of quick summer suppers and grilling, or enjoying the glow of your propane fireplace on those cooler nights instead of cranking up your boiler just yet. If you’re a will-call propane customer, it’s important to know how to check your propane level, because those changes in usage can affect how quickly you’re using propane and how often you’ll need a delivery.
The good news is that checking the gauge on your propane tank is almost as easy as reading the fuel gauge in your car. Here’s what you need to know.
If you have an above-ground propane storage tank, the gas gauge is right at the top of the tank, under a lid or dome. If you have an underground tank, the gauge will be near the fill pipe.
You’ll see a gauge that looks a lot like a speedometer, with numbers going around the edge, and a single pointer. The numbers indicate what percent of gas is in your tank.
Keep in mind that because propane needs room to expand, your tank will never be filled to more than 80%. Always call for a delivery before your tank falls below 20% so we have time to schedule a delivery before your tank gets too low. If your tank falls below a certain level, you could lose pressure, which can lead to problems with equipment.
Of course, it’s good to know how to check your tank level, but it’s an easy task to forget about. That’s why we give you an easier way to make sure you get propane deliveries when you need them—without having to remember to check your tank and call us for delivery. It’s our automatic delivery service.
Pemi River offers automatic delivery service, so you don’t need to remember to schedule propane deliveries. Automatic deliveries mean you don’t have to worry about running out propane, and you can rest easy knowing we won’t let you run out.
Automatic delivery service makes things easier on our end too. We’re better able to plan deliveries, using the most efficient routes to get to everyone quickly. That saves time and money—savings we can pass on to you.
It’s not a crystal ball. We use a proven industry method to calculate your fuel use. We work with an algorithm that is based on your past usage and average daily temperatures to make sure we can fill your tank on time. You don’t even need to be home for the delivery.
For seasonal homeowners—and anyone who’s propane usage fluctuates a lot, we recommend our wireless propane monitor. It 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 a wireless mobile app.
Of course, we still believe in old-fashioned customer service. That’s why our friendly and local customer service representatives are always happy to take your call and answer any questions. Contact us today to sign up for worry-free automatic deliveries or ask about our propane monitors.