If you have never lived in a house that has run on propane before, then you may have many questions regarding what you can expect. This article is going to cover a lot of the questions you may find yourself asking and offer you the answers to those questions.
How do I get my propane tank filled?
When you move into the house, you can look on the tank for a sticker that can tell you who has been servicing the tank for the previous tenants. However, you don't necessarily have to stick with this company. So, feel free to shop around and find a company that you feel will serve your needs and budget the best. Once you give the company you decide to go with your information, they will want to know how much propane you have left in the tank and they will want to set you up with a delivery date that ensures your tank won't be empty before they get there to deliver more propane to you.
How do I know how much propane is in the tank?
You can tell how much propane is left in the propane tank by looking on the gauge located on the side or top of the tank. This gauge will look like a round dial. There will be a hand that points to the percentage left in the tank. If you are unable to tell how much propane is left, you can take a picture of the dial and email it to the propane company; they can get back with you and explain how to read the gauge and let you know how much is left.
When should I have more propane delivered?
Most companies like to come out to refill the tank when it gets to about 20 to 30% left. It is hard on the tank to let it drain all the way out of propane. It's best for you to get set up on an automatic delivery system/ This is where the company will come out to refill your tank according to when they feel you should be getting low enough to warrant a refill. You will only be charged for the amount they put in the tank, so if they come out a little earlier than what would have been necessary, it won't really matter. If you would rather be the one to call when you need more propane, then you want to keep a close eye on the gauge and call when you see it's at 30%.