How To Check Your Propane Level

Posted: October 9, 2023

Find Out the Best Way to Avoid Run-outs

propane delivery Lenoir county, nc Running out of gasoline is no fun, but checking the fuel gauge in your car is easy—it’s right there on the dashboard. There’s even a light that alerts you when you are very low on fuel. Checking the gauge on your propane tank is almost as easy. All you need to know is the location of your tank and how to read the gauge.

How to Read Your Gauge

If you have an above-ground propane storage tank, the gas gauge is right at the top of the tank, under a lid or dome. If you have an underground tank, the gauge will be near the fill pipe.

You’ll see a gauge that looks a lot like a speedometer, with numbers going around the edge, and a single pointer. The numbers indicate what percent of gas is in your tank.

Keep in mind that because propane needs room to expand, your tank is considered full at 80%. And, you should not let your tank go below 20%. If your tank falls below a certain level, you could lose pressure, which can lead to problems with equipment and even a potential leak. Always call for a delivery before your tank falls below 20% so we have time to schedule a delivery before your tank gets too low. (An emergency fill up can cost extra.)

Of course, it’s good to know how to check your tank level, but it’s an easy task to forget about. That’s why Rand Wade has an easier way to make sure you get propane deliveries when you need them—without having to remember to check your tank and call us for delivery. It’s our automatic delivery service.

The Convenience of Automatic Delivery

Rand-Wade offers automatic delivery service so you don’t need to remember to schedule propane deliveries. Automatic deliveries mean you don’t have to worry about running out propane, and you can rest easy knowing we won’t let you run out.

Automatic delivery service makes things easier on our end too. We’re better able to plan deliveries, using the most efficient routes. That saves time and money—savings we can pass on to you.

How Automatic Delivery Works

It’s not a crystal ball. We use a proven industry method to calculate your fuel use. We work with an algorithm that is based on your past usage and average daily temperatures to make sure we can fill your tank on time. You don’t even need to be home for the delivery.

Since our calculations are based on your average usage, it’s important for you to let us know of any changes that would result in a big shift in propane use. An extended vacation, more or fewer people living in your home or spending more time at home all day, or new propane appliances or hearth products can all change your propane use.

Of course, we still believe in old-fashioned customer service. That’s why our friendly and local customer service representatives are always happy to take your call and answer any questions. But with automatic delivery service, you don’t have to remember to call us to order propane. Contact us today to sign up for worry-free automatic deliveries.