Written on: December 25, 2023
If you’re unfamiliar with having propane in your home, you might be curious about how to effectively manage your propane supply.
Understanding how to accurately measure the propane level in your tank is of utmost importance. This involves becoming proficient in interpreting the tank gauge, but fret not, as it is an uncomplicated endeavor. Reading the gauge of your propane tank is as effortless as 1, 2, 3!
Monitoring the propane tank gauge may appear effortless, yet it is susceptible to slipping our minds amidst the demands of a busy life.
Failure to monitor the propane tank’s level can result in various complications. It may leave you in a challenging situation where you unexpectedly run out of propane, requiring an emergency delivery with additional charges. In the worst-case scenario, your propane supply could be completely depleted. This not only necessitates an emergency propane delivery but also entails a pressure test on your propane tank and the expertise of a service technician to relight all the pilots of your propane appliances. All these expenses will be your responsibility to bear.
At Dale Gas & Oil, we are dedicated to providing reliable propane delivery services. We take pride in offering a variety of options, including our popular Automatic Delivery feature and advanced wireless propane tank monitoring. Say goodbye to the hassle of managing your home’s propane supply. Rest assured, we have you fully covered.
Similar to water, propane undergoes expansion when heated. However, the expansion rate of propane is approximately 17 times greater than that of water for an equivalent temperature rise. To prioritize safety, it is crucial not to fill the propane tank to its maximum capacity. Allowing for some empty space within the tank ensures the propane can safely expand in hot weather while maintaining the tank’s security.
Aboveground propane tanks are usually filled up to approximately 80% capacity, while in-ground tanks can be filled slightly higher. The rationale for this lies in the insulation offered by the surrounding ground for underground tanks, protecting them from sudden temperature changes. This precautionary step guarantees the longevity and stability of the tanks, shielding them from possible damage.
With Automatic Delivery and wireless propane tank monitoring from Dale Gas & Oil, you’ll have the utmost peace of mind about your home’s propane supply. Become a customer today!