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What’s a Propane Tank Monitor?

Learn How You Can Eliminate Propane Runouts

propane tank monitor new hampshire Have you ever run out of propane? If you have, then you know what a hassle it can be.

And even if your tank isn’t completely empty, you may still face some potential problems. When propane levels get too low, air can get into your system, which can lead to expensive damage. In general, you shouldn’t let your tank’s propane level go below 20%.

To better combat this, lots of our customers enjoy our automatic delivery service to eliminate the worry of a run-out. But automatic deliveries aren’t the best solution for everyone.

If your propane use isn’t very consistent, we can’t use our algorithm to predict your needs. And many of our customers travel often, or only use their New Hampshire home seasonally or occasionally, which means their propane use fluctuates. If that’s you, you’ll really appreciate the real-time accuracy of our Otodata wireless propane tank monitor!

How Do Tank Monitors Work?

What’s a wireless propane monitor? It’s a small, wireless device that attaches directly to your tank, which monitors—in real-time—your fuel levels and sends an alert exactly when you need propane.

Wireless tank monitors track the level of propane in your tank and transmit 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.

In addition to timely alerts, the app gives you control and insight to how you use propane. You can use it to easily track and adjust your monthly energy consumption to help you better save on energy costs.

Even if you don’t use it to improve energy efficiency, a tank monitor can save you the expense and hassle of fuel runouts and take the guess work out of knowing when to order fuel. This can be especially convenient if you’re ordering propane for a second home.

What If I Manage a Rental Property?

A tank monitor is ideal for any situation where propane usage is unpredictable. Short-term rentals are a perfect example.

When you have different people, with different habits, using propane at different rates, our algorithms won’t work to their fullest extent. Say your guests one week take lots of long hot showers, run their towels through the dryer every day, and stay up late in front of the propane hearth every night. The tenants the next week might barely use any propane at all. That makes it hard to predict tank levels to provide reliable automatic deliveries.

It also means physically checking the tank gauge can be unreliable too. Tank levels could seem fine when one set of renters check in, but by the time they leave they’re super low, and you’ll have to get a rush delivery scheduled.

With the monitor, there’s no need to guess. Our Odata monitoring system comes with a convenient app that lets you track multiple tanks with ease.

Looking to Add a Propane Tank Monitor? Contact Pemi River Fuels Today!

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.