Smart Propane Tank Monitors: Why You Need One
Propane tank monitors have been improving life for many Long Island propane users. Whether you use it for whole house heat, water, pool, fireplace, your business or more they offer many benefits.
Propane monitoring improves reliability and avoids run outs
Tank monitors allow you and your propane company to know how much propane you have left in your tank at all times. Your propane company will use the reported data to automatically dispatch delivery or you can monitor it yourself online through a web portal or on an phone app and order propane when you need if the company offers that option. You never have to worry about going outside to check your tank or that your propane company estimated your usage wrong and you run out of gas.
Identify potential safety issues
Something most people don’t consider is the fact that these monitors can help you detect any leak from your tank. Since they are constantly monitoring your tank usage they know how much usage is standard. If there is an unusual draw, your propane company receives an alert from your monitor indicating there might be a leak.
Always know your Propane Level
Data received from the monitor
The monitor reports the current level in your tank every day also the usage since it last reported. If your tank level is changing more rapidly than normal it will send updates during the day. The system also keeps the history so you can get reports of how much gas was used during specific periods.
View online or through a phone app
Some propane companies have a phone app or online portal where you can view your tank level at any time. Depending on the provider this software could be just from the monitor manufacture which will only show the tank level or so much more if they have their own custom software. Providers that have their own custom software may have many more benefits than just viewing your tank level. This can range from the ability to order fuel with the click of a button, seeing delivery history, paying your bill and more. Having all these features on the custom software make life more convenient and a good question to ask before choosing a provider.
Easy to add to your Propane System
Your provider installs a monitoring sensor
Your service provider will install a wireless monitor and attach a sensor to your tanks gauge. The units are battery powered and wireless so no wiring is needed. The complete installation takes less than 10 minutes.
Cost of the monitor and installation
Depending on which propane company you use and what you use propane for, your monitor maybe free. Some companies offer them at no charge while others will charge for installation and yearly monitoring regardless of your usage.
Requirements to be able to install one on your tank
Almost every tank can have a monitor added to it. As long as your tank has a dial that shows the percentage in the tank you can add a monitor. The only tanks that don’t are are small cylinder tanks so most likely yours will be able to have one.
Free monitor from Propane Depot
Switch to Propane Depot and save up to 30% on propane, plus get a monitor installed for free as long as your usage is over 100 gallons a year. If it’s under that there is a minimal charge for the monitor.
With our custom portal and phone app you can view your tank level online, order fuel (if you prefer to order yourself), view delivery history, pay your bill, see your current price and more. If you prefer to order yourself chose our Monitored Will Call service and our custom software will send you automatic text alerts when it’s time to order fuel so you don’t have to remember to log in and check your level. If you prefer to have us handle everything choose our Smart Fill service and we’ll watch the tank levels and usage, delivering automatically as needed.
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