One of the biggest headaches that any propane heating equipment owner faces is keeping track of how much gas they have left in their tank—especially if they’ve got a lot on their mind (as most of us do these days).
Unfortunately, checking your fuel gauge is an easy thing to forget—especially in the dead of winter, when you need heat most. As a result, even the most responsible homeowners can find themselves calling for an emergency propane delivery.
Whatever the reason for your propane run-out, it’s not a fun experience, and it could end up be a lot worse than that. For one thing, you’ll have to pay a propane professional to pressure test and re-start your heating system after a service interruption (it’s the law).
But that’s not the only complication that can result from a propane run out. If a valve or gas line is open when the propane supply runs out, a leak can occur when the system is recharged. Air and moisture that enters an empty tank can also accelerate tank corrosion, which can make a leak more difficult to detect. Lastly, any pilot lights on your appliances will go out, which can be a dangerous problem if not handled properly.
The bottom line here is that a propane run-out is something you definitely want to avoid. How do you do that? Here are three suggestions:
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