When it comes to home comfort, most people associate propane with space heating during the fall and winter months. But propane is a year-round fuel: if you are a new propane homeowner – or plan to become one soon – you may be surprised at how much of it you use for other appliances in the “offseason.”
If you get a higher propane bill than you expect during the summer, you might even think you have a leak somewhere in your system. While that’s possible (and something you should definitely check to rule out), most of the time you will have simply underestimated how much propane you’ve used.
Consider these per-hour averages of propane use for common household appliances:
As you can see, the gallons can add up quickly: if you’re not careful, you could run out of propane at some point. But there’s an easy way to avoid that: install a propane tank monitor.
During winter, propane use for heating can vary with the weather – but overall, if typically falls within an average from year to year. Propane use in the summer, on the other hand, can vary considerably from day to day, since appliances aren’t used in a predictable way.
If you don’t want to keep an eye on your propane fuel gauge all summer, we have an easy solution for you: install a propane tank monitor from Jennings Oil & Propane.
A propane tank monitor mounts to your tank and keeps track of how much propane is in your tank at all times. That information is relayed to our delivery teams (and to you, via a smart phone app) so everyone knows when you need a propane delivery.
Installing a propane tank monitor takes just a few minutes and costs just a few cents a day – contact us today to learn more about it. And remember: for the most reliable propane delivery in Fairfield, Litchfield & New Haven Counties, trust the pros at Jennings Oil & Propane!