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Propane Use In The Summer: What’s Normal?

summer propane use new hampshireIf your home heating system is powered by propane, you probably use a lot more gas in winter and early spring than during the rest of the year. But there are plenty of propane appliances that continue to get a workout during the late spring and summer months: propane water heaters, for example, or propane outdoor living equipment such as patio heaters, built-in grills and pool heaters.

If you get a propane bill that’s higher than you thought you would get in the coming months, you may conclude that you have a propane leak somewhere in your system. If that’s the case, it’s better to be safe than sorry: follow propane safety instructions to rule out the problem.

Most of the time, however, you won’t have a leak – you just underestimated how much gas you would need to power your appliances. Keep in mind estimates like these when you’re calculating the amount of propane you’ll need in the coming months (all values approximate):

Propane appliance use estimates

As you can see, those gallons can add up quickly – a good reason to keep an eye on that propane tank so you don’t run out of gas in the middle of summer.

Auto-Delivery helps prevent run-outs

If you don’t want to keep an eye on your propane fuel gauge all summer, we strongly recommend signing up for automatic propane delivery from Pemi River Fuels.

Here’s how it works: Our teams use computer modeling to estimate how much fuel you are likely to use based on your past bills and the current weather (measured in “degree days”); if you have recently become a Pemi River customer, we will estimate your usage based on the local average for a home of your size and type. Your delivery will be scheduled when your tank is about one-quarter full.

With Auto-Delivery, you’ll leave the managing of your propane to us so you can simply enjoy the comforts of home. You will also get priority delivery service over will-call customers – a big plus during severe New Hampshire weather.

Don’t risk enduring a propane run-out – sign up for FREE Auto-Delivery from Pemi River Fuels. Contact us today for details on propane delivery in Grafton County, NH and nearby areas.