Have you noticed that you have been using more propane in your Delmarva home since the COVID-19 pandemic began? You’re not alone. Many of us are spending more time at home, possibly working remotely, maybe helping the kids with distance learning. Adult children or elderly parents may have moved in.
Being home more, you’re likely using your propane range, water heater, and other propane appliances more as well. In colder weather, you certainly aren’t turning down the heat during the day as you often would either.
If you don’t carefully watch your propane tank gauge, this increased propane usage puts you at risk for a propane runout. That’s a lot of hassle and expense.
First, if you use Will-Call for your propane delivery, you should not let your tank gauge level fall below 30% full before requesting a delivery.
But if you do run out of propane, you need to contact us right away for an emergency propane delivery. Don’t email or contact us through the website. Call us directly!
Getting your propane tank refilled is only the first step. You also must have your propane system thoroughly inspected by a professional service technician like the ones at Poore’s Propane. That safety inspection includes a leak test, a pressure test, an inspection of your tank and propane appliances, and a professional re-lighting of all the propane appliance pilots. Both the emergency propane delivery and safety inspections are your responsibility to pay for.
Why is this? Any pilot lights on your appliances will go out if your propane tank runs out–a problem that can be extremely dangerous if not handled properly. And, it’s mandated by federal code requirements (National Fuel Gas Code Section 4.2.1/4.2).
You can avoid all of this from ever happening in your home by enrolling in Automatic Delivery! We track your propane usage by factoring your prior usage alongside the current weather conditions—accurately predicting when you will need propane, and scheduling a delivery to your home before your run low!
Want even more peace of mind? We also offer wireless propane tank monitoring so we know exactly how much propane you have, in real-time, 24/7.
Contact us today to enroll in Automatic Delivery and learn about wireless propane tank monitoring too!