If you have recently purchased a home that uses propane or are adding propane to your home, congratulations!
You are going to love propane’s energy efficiency and versatility that will both enhance the comfort in your home, from efficient home heating and water heating to the joy of cooking with a gas range.
There are some things you need to know. One of those things is knowing how to read the tank gauge, as it is crucial to determine the propane level in your tank. Fortunately, this is a straightforward task that doesn’t require much effort. Understanding this skill will empower you to manage your propane effectively.
As we said, reading your propane tank is a straightforward job. Here’s what you do.
Keeping track of your propane tank’s gauge may seem simple, but it’s easy to overlook amidst the demands of a busy life.
Neglecting to monitor the level of your propane tank can lead to various complications. You may find yourself running low on propane, requiring an emergency delivery that comes with additional charges. In the worst-case scenario, your propane supply could be completely depleted. This not only necessitates an emergency propane delivery but also entails a pressure test on your propane tank and a visit from a professional service technician to relight all your propane appliance pilots. All of these expenses are your responsibility.
That’s precisely why numerous Advanced Propane customers adore Automatic Delivery! Bid farewell to the troubles and anxieties of overseeing your home’s propane supply. Rest assured, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re a keen observer, you may have noticed that your propane tank is never filled to the brim. But why is that? It all comes down to prioritizing propane safety.
Like water, propane expands when heated. However, propane expands about 17 times more than water for the same temperature increase. To ensure safety, it is recommended to not fill the propane tank to 100% capacity. Leaving empty space inside the tank allows for the safe expansion of propane when it gets hot outside, while still maintaining the tank’s integrity.
Aboveground propane tanks are typically filled to around 80% capacity, while in-ground tanks can be filled slightly higher. The reason for this is that underground tanks benefit from insulation provided by the ground, which helps safeguard them against extreme temperature fluctuations.
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