Propane Tank Monitors: Why Are They A Good Idea?

tank monitors michiganAutomatic delivery is a great way to make your life easier in the winter, helping you to greatly reduce the risk of having to endure the hassle, expense, and discomfort of a propane gas run-out while also taking the burden of having to track propane use out of your hands.

But good as it is, automatic propane delivery service isn’t a perfect solution.

The truth is, automatic delivery can’t guarantee you will never run out of propane gas. Why? Because automatic propane delivery relies on estimates – how much propane you’ve used in similar months in the past, for example, along with how much propane an average home your size in our southern Michigan service area uses and how cold the weather is (measured in “degree days”).

But what if you don’t use an average amount of fuel in a given heating cycle for reasons that aren’t related to weather?

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What if you’ve added a room to your home, for example, or installed more or larger propane appliances since your average was last calculated? What your aging parent, who likes the house warm, has moved in with you – or if you decide you want to use your propane fireplace more often than you have in previous years? In all these cases (and others), automatic delivery time estimates will probably be off.

The good news is there is a way to manage your propane deliveries that removes all possibilities of an unexpected empty tank: install a Tank Utility propane tank monitor.

A propane tank monitor is a device mounted to your tank that keeps up-to-the-minute track of how much propane is in your tank. That information automatically transmits to our delivery teams (and to you, via a smart phone app) so everyone is up to date on when you need your next propane delivery. If your propane usage goes rises or drops, everyone will know it instantly and respond quickly so you’ll never run out of gas.

It’s the future of propane delivery for your Ingham, Eaton, Shiawassee or Clinton county-area home – brought to you now by the pros at Lansing Ice & Fuel

Want to learn more about propane tank monitoring – or any of our other convenient propane services for your southern Michigan home or business? Contact Lansing Ice & Fuel today!