Written on: April 25, 2022
If you have 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 leak test for safety. But did you know that simply letting your tank get too low can cause problems as well? When propane levels get too low, air can get into your system, which can lead to expensive damage. In general, you shouldn’t let your tank’s propane level go below 20%.
Lots of our customers enjoy our automatic delivery service to eliminate the worry of a run-out. But if your propane use isn’t very consistent, automatic deliveries might not be the best solution for you. If your propane use fluctuates—because you only use your home seasonally, you are away for extended periods, or you use propane for systems that you don’t use predictably, like for a gas hearth—we can’t rely on our algorithms to predict your use. It’s why you’ll appreciate 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 transmit your usage via wireless cellular technology. When the tank gauge reaches a preset level, 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 better 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 home.
A wireless tank monitor is easy to install, and we can have you ready to go in a matter of minutes! Contact PFM Propane today to find out more about the benefits of wireless tank monitoring and how we can get you set up—100% hassle-free.