Why do I need a propane tank monitor?

propane tank monitorWe love Auto-Fill propane delivery here at Fall River Propane – it’s a great way to simplify your heating season and avoid the hassle, expense, and possible dangers of a propane gas run-out during the coldest of winters.

But an automatic fuel delivery service will never be a perfect solution because it relies on estimates – specifically, how much propane you’ve used in similar months in the past, how much propane an average home your size in our Eastern Idaho, Southwestern Montana and Western Wyoming service area uses, and how cold the weather is (measured in “degree days”).

As you’d probably imagine with all that (educated) guesswork going on, Auto-Fill works great IF you use an average amount of propane in a given heating cycle. But what if you don’t?

What if you’ve added a room to your home, or installed more or larger propane appliances since your average was last calculated? What your aging parent, who likes the house warm, has moved in with you – or if you installed a propane fireplace and didn’t let us know? In those scenarios (and many others), your estimates might be off, putting you closer towards the risk of a propane run-out.

The good news is there is a way to manage your propane deliveries that removes all possibilities of an unexpected empty tank: install a propane tank monitor.

Our propane tank monitors, as powered by WESROC, is a device mounted to your tank that keeps up-to-the-minute track of how much propane is in your tank. That information automatically transmits to our delivery teams (and to you, via a smartphone app) so everyone is up to date on when you need your next propane delivery. If your propane usage goes rises or drops, everyone will know it instantly and respond quickly so you’ll never run out of gas! WESROC units are available to rent for $50 including installation, and only $10/m thereafter.

It’s the future of propane delivery for your MT, WY, or ID home – brought to you now by the pros at Fall River Propane.

Want to learn more about propane tank monitoring – or any of our other convenient propane services for your home or business? Contact Fall River Propane today!