Is a Propane Tank Monitor Worth It?
Written on: February 13, 2023
Delaware Propane has a state-of-the-art solution to prevent fuel runouts.
Let’s be honest: no one likes to run outside to check their propane tank gauge at this time of the year. In Delaware, Kent, Sussex and New Castle counties, homeowners contend with frosty temperatures, nor’easters and other unpleasant winter conditions.
But as annoying as running outside is, running out of propane is much worse. An empty tank can leave you with no heat and hot water, not to mention useless gas ranges and clothes dryers. You’ll need to contact us for an emergency propane delivery. Worse still, we will likely need to perform a leak/pressure test before we can put fuel in your tank or relight your propane appliances.
How can you prevent a runout without needing to check your tank gauge like a hawk?
Most Delaware Propane customers choose to enroll in Keep-Full automatic delivery. This is a genuinely no-stress option. You don’t need to keep an eye on your tank levels or even request a propane delivery. Our team handles that for you.
How do we do it? We use your customer history and weather forecasts to determine your tank levels, then schedule a delivery before you run low. Enrollment is free of charge, and you don’t need to buy additional fuel to take part.
Is automatic delivery foolproof? It’s incredibly reliable, but it still relies on estimates. If your usage patterns unexpectedly change — perhaps because of construction or an addition to the family — we may not know to adjust our calculations. The result could be an unanticipated runout.
For 100 percent peace of mind, we recommend having us install a wireless propane tank monitor.
What is a propane tank monitor?
A propane tank monitor attaches directly to your tank and provides up-to-the-minute data on how much fuel you have left. Using wireless and cellular technologies, the monitor transmits this information.
Delaware Propane receives your monitor’s data. Our team will know precisely when you need a refill.
You can also track your propane supply in real-time from your phone or another wireless device. This means you don’t have to wander into a snowstorm at night to know how much fuel you have, and you don’t have to panic that you might run out while on vacation. Your propane tank data goes wherever you go.
Who should get a propane tank monitor?
Candidly, we’d recommend that everyone consider a wireless propane tank monitor because it removes all the uncertainty from receiving your fuel. Here are some groups that we know benefit enormously from propane tank monitoring:
- Rental property landlords
- Hosts on Airbnb and VRBO
- People whose propane usage is unpredictable because of frequent guests
- People who are often out of town for work
- Households in areas frequently affected by severe weather
- People who manage the deliveries of relatives