Tank Monitors: Even If You Never Run Out

Posted: March 16, 2020

Isn’t automatic delivery good enough?

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Automatic delivery is a great way to simplify your heating season and avoid the hassle, expense, and possible hazards of running out of propane gas.

But as good and convenient a service as automatic delivery is, it will never be a perfect solution because it relies on estimates – how much propane you’ve used in similar months in the past, for example, or how low the average temperatures have been (measured in “degree days”).

With all that (educated) guesswork going on, automatic delivery works great if you use an average amount of propane in a given fueling cycle.

But what if you don’t?

Fuel usage can vary

What if you’ve added a room to your home, or installed larger propane appliances since our average was last calculated? What if your aging parent, who likes the house warm, has moved in with you – or if you have installed a propane fireplace and didn’t tell your propane supplier? In those scenarios (and others), your estimates will probably fall short, putting you at risk for a propane run-out.

The good news is there is a way to manage your propane deliveries that virtually removes any chance of an unexpected empty tank: install a propane tank monitor.

How a propane tank monitor works

A propane tank monitor is a device mounted to your tank that keeps real-time track of how much propane is in your tank. That information is sent to our delivery teams (and to you, via a smartphone app) so everyone knows when you will need your next propane delivery. If your propane use rises or falls, we will respond quickly so you’ll never run out of gas.

It’s the future of propane delivery for your Androscoggin County home – brought to you now by the pros at Murray-Heutz Oil and Propane.

Want to learn more about propane tank monitoring – or any of our other convenient propane services for your central Maine home or business? Contact Murray-Heutz Oil and Propane today!