How To Read a Propane Tank Gauge

Written on: July 18, 2022

Get peace of mind about your propane supply

read a tank gauge connecticutDo you use propane in your home? If you do, you know it cannot be beaten for efficiency, versatility, and comfort.

However, to enjoy those benefits, you need to have propane in your tank. That’s why we offer the security of our Automatic Delivery and wireless propane tank monitoring services. It makes ensuring you always have propane work-free and worry-free.

If you choose to still use Will-Call to get propane, you must know how to read your propane tank gauge, so you know how much propane is in your tank. That’s how you know when to contact us to request a delivery.

It’s easy to read your propane tank gauge!

Go out to your propane tank and look for the round dial on it that looks like a car’s speedometer. The numbers on the dial indicate the percentage of how full your propane tank is. If the needle is on 50, your propane tank read is 50% full. If you use Will-Call delivery, don’t let your tank level fall below 30% before contacting us to schedule a propane delivery. This helps to make sure that we’ll be able to make a delivery before you run low.

What happens if I forget to read my propane tank gauge?

While learning how to read your propane tank gauge is easy, remembering to actually go out and read it isn’t. It’s understandable. Life gets busy.

Forgetting to check your propane tank gauge, however, can cause a lot of problems. You risk running low on propane and needing an emergency delivery, or, worse, running out of propane. A propane runout necessitates an emergency propane delivery. You will also need to have your propane tank pressure tested and all of your propane appliance pilots re-lit by a service technician. 

How to prevent propane runouts

Santa Energy offers two great ways to make sure that you always have the propane you need for your home.

We’ll look after monitoring your propane use for you if you have Automatic Delivery! Our state-of-the-art computer system factors your propane usage and weather conditions to accurately predict when you’ll need more. We then schedule you for a delivery before you run low. 

Some of our customers want even more precision when it comes to tracking their propane supply. Some have income properties, or they are managing their elderly parents’ homes. Whatever the reason, wireless propane tank monitoring works like nothing else. It uses wireless and cellular technology to keep us informed 24/7 of exactly how much propane is in your tank. When it hits a set level, we make a delivery. You don’t have to do anything!

Never worry about how much propane you have again! Contact Santa Energy today to learn more about Automatic Delivery and wireless propane tank monitoring.