Written on: January 10, 2022
Propane is used in many homes as a heating fuel. Not only that, but it is also used to power all sorts of various home appliances. If you’re a propane user, running out probably sounds less than desirable. Running out in the middle of a Western New York winter probably sounds even less desirable than that if propane is what keeps your home and family warm.
But how do you go about making sure your propane doesn’t run out? What do you need to do to ensure your supply is full and secure?
There are three options when it comes to keeping track of your home’s propane supply:
This wireless propane tank monitor lets Hometowne Energy read your propane tank levels in real-time. We receive regular alerts from the device and those alerts let us know what your propane supply is looking like so that we can schedule delivery accordingly. This means that you don’t have to spend one second wondering if your supply is too low or if you’re close to running out. However, if you are curious about where your levels stand, you can find out thanks to the Tank Utility app. A Tank Utility monitor is a way to guarantee that your supply of propane will never run out. Not only is this great for your peace of mind, but it saves you the hassle of having to deal with scheduling an emergency propane delivery, which oftentimes can be expensive.
Enrolling in Hometowne Energy’s Automatic Delivery service is also a great option for keeping your propane supply full and secure. With this option, you don’t have to worry about constantly checking your tank’s levels or constantly contacting us for your next delivery. However, because your automatic deliveries are based on your past propane usage (in addition to other factors such as the current weather) they do not account for any increases in propane usage that your home may be currently experiencing. A Tank Utility monitor provides more accurate and current information.
If automatic deliveries or a Tank Utility monitor are not for you, you can monitor your propane supply on your own. This requires you to know how large your propane tank is, how many appliances in your house run on propane and how much propane those specific appliances use. If you are not a customer who has a Tank Utility monitor or who is signed up for automatic deliveries, you’ll need to monitor the levels of your propane tank and contact us to schedule your next delivery. We advise you to not let your propane tank levels get less than 30% full.
If you never want to worry about running out of propane contact us today to get started with our wireless propane tank monitoring service. It is the best way to keep your home and family warm, safe and secure through the winter and beyond!