Written on: October 31, 2022
If you’ve ever run out of propane, then you know what a hassle it is. There’s the inconvenience, of course. Then, there’s the cost of an emergency fill-up plus a mandated leak test for safety. That said, constantly checking your propane tank level is a hassle, too. And if you travel frequently, or are away for extended periods, you can’t ever be sure how much propane you have!
Even simply letting your tank get too low can cause problems. When propane levels get too low, air can get into your system, which can lead to expensive damage. Therefore, in general, you shouldn’t let your tank’s propane level go below 30% before placing a delivery request.
For all these reasons noted above, we’ve introduced wireless propane tank monitoring service. Will a wireless propane monitor really prevent a runout? It absolutely can.
Lots of our customers already enjoy our automatic delivery service to eliminate the worry of a run-out. But if your propane usage varies month-to-month, automatic deliveries might not be the best solution for you.
Why is that? Automatic delivery service relies on consistent propane usage patterns. We use a proven algorithm based on your usage and the weather conditions to determine when you will need your next propane delivery. Since our calculations are based on your average usage, it’s important for you to let us know of any changes that would result in a big shift in propane use. Things like an extended vacation, more or fewer people living in your home, or adding new propane appliances can all change how much propane you use.
Many of our customers’ propane use fluctuates because they only use their home seasonally, or they travel often. In some cases, they use propane for systems that they don’t use predictably, like for a spa heater. Keeping us in the loop can be as much of a hassle as checking your tank levels. That’s why we offer our customers the real-time accuracy of our Otodata wireless propane tank monitoring service!
Wireless tank monitors track the level of propane in your tank in real-time and transmits your usage via wireless cellular technology. When the tank gauge reaches a preset level, typically 30%, the monitor alerts us—and you—directly via the wireless mobile app.
In addition to timely alerts, the app gives you even more control and insight. You can use it to easily track and adjust your monthly energy consumption to help you save on energy costs.
Even if you don’t use it to improve energy efficiency, a tank monitor can save you the expense and hassle of fuel runouts and take the guesswork out of knowing when to order fuel—especially if you’re ordering propane for a second property or an Airbnb rental.
A wireless tank monitor is easy to install, and we can have you ready to go in a matter of minutes! Contact us today to find out more about the benefits of wireless tank monitoring and how we can get you set up—100% hassle-free.