Will a Propane Tank Monitor Prevent a Run-out?

What you need to know about the monitoring service

propane tank monitor Cape Cod, MA Here is one thing we can say with certainty: if you use propane to power and fuel appliances, equipment and systems around your Cape Cod home or business you definitely want to avoid running out of propane. If you do, you’ll find yourself not being able to use certain items within your home or commercial space, or worse, you could find yourself without heat if your heating system uses propane.

So wouldn’t it be nice if there were something that could prevent you from facing a propane run-out altogether? This is where wireless propane tank monitors come in handy.

Wireless propane tank monitors

For those who don’t know, a wireless propane tank monitor is a device that connects to your home’s propane tank and tracks your propane levels via a sensor. The information about your propane levels is then sent to a propane provider such as Cape Cod Oil & Propane. With that information, Cape Cod Oil & Propane can track your propane usage in real time.

What this means is that, with a wireless propane tank monitor, there is no longer a need for you to worry about and track how much propane you have left in your tank. There is no longer a need for you to guess how many more days your propane supply is going to last you. Cape Cod Oil & Propane can do the tracking for you and automatically schedule your next delivery of propane when the time is right. Simply put, wireless propane tank monitors help you prevent running out of propane.

How full is a full propane tank?

When thinking about your propane supply, it is important to remember that your propane tank should never be 100% full. In fact, propane tanks should only be 80% full at a time. Since propane is a liquid it expands as its temperature rises so only filling a tank to 80% leaves room for this expansion. Not leaving this room puts you, your family and your home at risk.

Since a full propane tank is never 100% full, we recommend (if you don’t have automatic delivery) that you place your next propane order when your tank reaches the 20% mark.

Common propane tank sizes

It is common for propane tanks to come in the below sizes:

You can pretty safely estimate that a 120-gallon propane tank will hold about 96 gallons of propane at a time. A 500-gallon tank usually holds about 400 gallons of propane at once.

Count on Cape Cod Oil & Propane for your propane needs

Both homeowners and business owners throughout Cape Cod can count on Cape Cod Oil & Propane for the propane they need. And with our wireless tank monitoring option we can track your propane levels for you in real time, get an alert when you’re ready for your next order and schedule a propane delivery accordingly. We can also install a new propane tank on your property and make any necessary repairs to your current propane tank.

If you are on the Cape and looking for propane services contact Cape Cod Oil & Propane today.