Written on: August 16, 2021
If you’ve never run out of propane, congratulations – you have avoided a stressful – and potentially costly – problem!
Don’t get us wrong – Automatic Delivery is a great way to simplify your heating season and avoid most propane run-outs. But as good and convenient a service as Automatic Delivery is, it will never be a perfect solution because it relies on estimates of your past use and the current weather.
The result of all that guesswork is that Automatic Delivery works best if you use an about an average amount of propane between fill-ups. But what if you don’t?
What if you’ve added a room to your western New York home, or installed more or larger propane equipment since your average was last calculated? What if your aging parent, who likes the house warm, has moved in with you – or your college-aged daughter, who likes to take 30-minute showers heated by your propane water heater, moves out? In those scenarios (and others), your estimates will probably be off, putting you at risk for a propane run-out.
The good news is there is a way to manage your propane deliveries that virtually removes any chance of an unexpected empty tank: install a wireless propane tank monitor with TankUtility.
A propane tank monitor is a device mounted to your tank that keeps up-to-the-minute track of how much propane is in your tank. That information is sent to our delivery teams (and to you, via a smartphone app) so everyone knows when you will need your next propane delivery. If your propane use rises or falls, we will respond quickly so you’ll never run out of gas.
It’s the future of propane delivery in the Finger Lakes – brought to you now by the pros at Hometowne Energy.