How To Read A Propane Tank Gauge

propane tanks Harwich, ma Using propane can add a lot of ease and convenience to your daily life. The fuel is efficient, versatile, clean burning and safe.

On top of all those benefits, keeping track of your propane supply and reading a propane tank gauge is fairly uncomplicated as well.

How much propane do I have in my propane tank?

If you are trying to figure out how to read your propane tank gauge, have no fear! It is actually a pretty simple task to complete.

You can usually find your propane tank’s gauge at the top of the tank under what is called the ‘dome’. The gauge itself should be labeled with numbers that go in numeric order in a circle around the gauge. There should also be a single needle inside the gauge. The placement of that single needle tells you how much propane is left in your propane tank. The number that the needle points to is usually the percentage of propane that is left in the tank.

As a propane user who is trying to keep track of your propane supply, here is what you need to remember: propane tanks can only be 80% full at a time. This is because a certain amount of room has to be left for the propane’s vapor to expand. Therefore, it is recommended to have your tank refilled before your level drops to 20%. This helps you avoid running out of a propane supply completely. If you do let the level drop to 20% or below, you’ll need more propane immediately. Staying above this 20% mark gives you a little more time to order a refill and set up a convenient delivery.

If you never feel like having to worry about your propane supply and want to avoid reading your propane tank gauge entirely, Cape Cod Oil & Propane can install a wireless tank monitor right on your tank. With this device, we track your propane levels for you and are alerted when you’re ready for a new delivery.

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Cape Cod Oil & Propane has had a reputation for reliable propane delivery throughout the Cape Cod community since 1974. Whether you are a Cape Cod homeowner or a local business, we can get you the propane you need when you need it.

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Cape Cod Oil & Propane is ready and happy to be your residential or commercial propane supplier. Contact us today so we can tell you more about our propane delivery and the services we offer throughout Cape Cod.