It Doesn’t Get Easier Than Auto-Fill

propane delivery idaho Fall River Propane is committed to being reliable and responsive when it comes to taking care of our customers. It is at the foundation of what we have been doing since we started over 23 years ago!

Auto-Delivery is one of the many services we offer to ensure that our customers always have the propane they need. This way, you don’t need worry about always having to check your tank gauges, running out of propane, or even having to pick up the phone to order.

How Does Auto-Fill Delivery Work?

Fall River Propane uses both cutting-edge technology and tried-and-true methods to calculate when you’ll need more propane. By considering your previous usage patterns—along with real-time temperatures and temperature forecasts—our computer algorithms can predict when your tank levels. Once it reaches approximately 30% full, we’re immediately notified, and then schedule a propane delivery accordingly, so that you’re never left without propane. And the best part is that you don’t have to do a thing. No phone calls, online orders, or treks through the snow to read your gauges!

What’s even better? This is a 100% FREE service. It benefits both of us, and allows us to be more efficient in our propane deliveries so we can better serve more customers each day.

Changes in Your Propane Usage

Now, since your propane usage history is part of the calculation for Auto-Fill Delivery, it is essential that you inform us about any changes in your home or lifestyle. These could create big changes in how much propane you use and ultimately affect our calculations. Below are some examples of qualifying things we should know about:

Is Auto-Fill Different Than Wireless Tank Monitoring?

Yes. These two programs are different—and we offer them both!

Our wireless propane tank monitors are always active—day and night—to track exactly how full your propane tank is. By utilizing wireless and cellular technology, our team at Fall River Propane receives notifications about your tank’s status in real time. That way, when your gauge reaches a set level, we can schedule a delivery that works with your timing—no worries about a propane run-out!

Wireless propane tank monitoring is the perfect solution for homes with irregular propane usage such as second homes, income properties, and homes with infrequently used propane appliances like spa heaters or outdoor kitchens. It helps give you peace of mind, knowing that your home and appliances are being monitored even when you’re not there.

Understanding the Consequences of Running Out of Propane

As we’ve mentioned, both of these programs we’ve highlighted help to prevent you from running out of propane. Because if you run out of propane, not only will you be inconvenienced, but it’ll also cost you money.

In addition to the cost of an emergency propane delivery, you will also be charged for a required pressure test on your gas lines and for having a professional service technician re-light the pilots in all your propane appliances. This is an industry-wide practice to ensure systems are restarted and are functioning again safely.

Interested in Auto-Fill Delivery or wireless propane tank monitoring? Contact Fall River Propane today! We’ll be happy to help get you started.

Learn How to Choose the Best Tank for Your Home

At Fall River Propane, our expert team of technicians and sales staff can help you find the ideal propane tank for your home. Additionally, we can even set you up with wireless tank monitoring, so you always know how much fuel you have on hand.

With our industry expertise, we also want to provide families here in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming with the knowledge to help determine their fuel storage needs and identify their tanks’ different components.

If you’re unfamiliar with propane tanks, here’s a brief rundown on the different propane tank sizes and features to get you caught up:

Which Propane Tank Size Is Right for My Home?

There are many kinds of portable and stationary propane tanks on the market. When you think of grilling and small appliances like fire pits, you’ll probably want the standard-sized 20-pound propane cylinder.

However, regarding on-site home propane tanks, here are some of the most common sizes and their applications:

Tank Size Purpose
120 gallon This can hold up to 96 gallons of propane and is normally used to power a combination of lower-usage appliances (ex. stove, clothes dryer, gas log, water heater, etc.)
250 gallon Holding about 200 gallons of propane, this can fuel whole-home heating systems on a smaller home, plus one or two appliances.
500 gallon Holding up to 400 gallons of propane, this is a good choice for a ~2,000-square-foot home and with several appliances.
1,000 gallon This holds up to 800 gallons of propane and is generally for commercial use.

The team at Fall River Propane can discuss your home needs and budget and help you right-size your propane storage.

Learning the Parts of Your Home’s Propane Tank

If you have a stationary tank on your property, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with its different parts and pieces. That way, if you notice a performance or safety problem, you can accurately describe the issue when you call a service technician to repair it.

Here are some of a stationary tank’s main components:

Fill Valve — A fitted gasket to allow more fuel to be added.

Fixed Level Liquid Gauge — This gauge allows delivery teams to confirm that the tank is adequately filled.

Float Gauge — This sits atop liquid propane in your tank to give you an approximate percentage in the tank.

Liquid Withdrawal Valve — This tube allows emptying the tank before service or transportation.

Safety Relief Valve — This spring mechanism opens automatically if an unsafe amount of pressure has accumulated.

Service Valve — This permits propane to flow to your home’s systems and appliances. It should be closed if there’s a propane leak.

Vapor Return Valve —This valve releases gas if the tank becomes over-pressurized.

At Fall River Propane, we lease, sell, install and service propane tanks of all shapes and sizes. Let us keep you comfortable all year long. Contact us for a FREE consultation or to learn about our available services and payment options.

Bad HVAC Habits Can Make Your Energy Costs Rise

heating service idaho

Have you gotten in touch yet with Fall River Propane to schedule your propane furnace’s annual maintenance tune-up? If not, today is the perfect day to do so.

Most people procrastinate on this simple task. It’s super easy to get done! When you get your system tune-up done in early fall, our service department allows you to get an appointment at a convenient time for you. You also won’t have to worry about an early cold snap because your furnace will be ready to go for the first blustery evening of the winter.

How Skipping Routine Maintenance Affects HVAC Performance

Not getting regular professional maintenance of your home’s HVAC system is a bad habit. Why’s that? An HVAC system that is not properly maintained loses much more energy efficiency over the years compared with one that gets annual tune-ups.

Here’s an example: A poorly maintained furnace can have efficiencies as low as 60%. That means for every dollar you spend on propane, only 60 cents goes towards actually heating your home. The rest is wasted in the combustion process, sending your energy costs soaring.

With unpredictable energy costs this coming winter, inefficiency is something you can’t afford!

During our appointment, our service technician will thoroughly inspect your furnace. It allows them to spot and fix problems before they get worse.

No tune-up means you’re more likely to have your furnace break down and face a big repair bill. A poorly maintained furnace also doesn’t last as long as one that gets an annual tune-up.

Other Factors That Affect Heating System Efficiency

Fall River Propane can help keep your propane-powered heating system in tip-top shape for the cold Idaho winters to come. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Check Out One of Our Most Popular Payment Programs

fuel costs wyomingFuel prices have been giving us a pain in the wallet for much of this year.

The remaining volatility in global fuel markets—along with the forecast for a cold and snowy winter in much of our service area—make enrolling in Fall River Propane’s CAP Price Program a great idea! It can help protect you this coming winter from price spikes and the big energy costs that follow them.

But you must ask quickly—time is running out to enroll in CAP. Our enrollment period ends on September 30, 2022, or until our capacity is reached, whichever comes first.

How Does the CAP Price Program Work?

When you enroll in Fall River Propane’s CAP Price Program, your per gallon propane price is capped based on the market price of the day you enroll. No matter how crazy the fuel markets get this winter, you will not pay one cent more per gallon than that capped price. This gives you peace of mind and a better ability to plan your household spending.

But that’s only the beginning of the benefits of our CAP Price Program. If the market price for propane is below the capped price on the day that we deliver your propane, you’ll pay that lower price!

Fall River Propane Makes Bill Pay Easy, too!

Fall River Propane also makes managing your payments a breeze. You can pay by check, credit card, or with an electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your financial institution. With a Fall River Propane online account, you can review your statement and make a payment any time of day or night from a desktop computer, smartphone, or mobile device.

You not only get better control of your propane costs, but you also get the dependable, responsive propane delivery and service that Fall River Propane is known for. In fact, the CAP Price Program comes with our “Never Out Guarantee”: If you ever run out of propane while enrolled in the CAP Price program, your next fill is 100% FREE!

Our CAP Price Program only offers a limited-time opportunity to enroll! Contact Fall River Propane today to learn more or get started.

We Make Managing Your Propane Supply Easy!

rental propane supply idahoDo you have an income property in Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming that you offer as a short-term rental on sites like Airbnb or VRBO? If so, you know that managing it can be a challenge. There’s a lot that comes with meeting the needs of your guests, cleaning between bookings, needed repairs, and more.

Fall River Propane offers solutions that make managing your short-term rental easy and make the rental more attractive for prospective guests looking for a place in your community.

One solution that we offer is wireless propane tank monitoring with Otodata! With this convenient service, you no longer need to constantly check the propane tank gauge—something that comes in handy when you live elsewhere or are otherwise away from your properties.

How Does Propane Tank Monitoring Work?

Our wireless propane tank monitors keep you—and Fall River Propane—informed in real-time precisely how much propane is in your tank. The monitors use wireless and cellular technology to send that data right to us and it’s visible to you through Otodata’s Nee-Vo app, available on both the Apple Store and Google Play.

Once your propane tank gauge reaches a set level—typically 30% full—we get notified and schedule a propane delivery to your property before you run low.

The app allows you to track multiple monitors, so you can keep track of all your properties in one single place!

Wireless propane tank monitoring is affordable and pays for itself when you consider the cost of a propane runout. When that happens, you not only have to pay for the extra expense of an emergency propane delivery but also a pressure test of your propane tank and a professional re-lighting of the pilots in each of your propane appliances.

Being without heat and hot water could cause visitors to give your property a poor review, which can cost you future visitors!

Other Helpful Uses of Wireless Tank Monitoring

If your home in our service area is your second home, or if you travel frequently or for extended periods of time, your propane usage isn’t consistent. That makes it more challenging to calculate when you’ll need more propane for customers who use Auto Fill delivery.

Wireless propane monitoring eliminates unneeded propane deliveries because it allows us to know exactly when you need propane. This way you’ll get it when you need it…and only when you need it!

Do you have elderly parents or relatives you are caring for who live in their own home? Adding wireless propane tank monitoring to their home would give them security too! That way they’ll always have propane to remain comfortable while you get to keep an eye on their propane supply and usage.

Get in touch with us to learn more about wireless propane tank monitoring and other services for your current residence or income properties.

Since 1999, Fall River Propane has been delivering dependable, affordable home comfort to our customers in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Our team is the best in the business and is well known for their fast response and a safety-first attitude. Coupled with great prices and top-rated customer service, you just won’t find another propane provider more dedicated to serving your needs.

Get An Idea of How Much Propane You May Use in Your Home

propane use estimate idahoFiguring out just how much propane you use is a good way to help estimate your propane costs. Additionally, it helps you better manage your household budget.

It can also show you if your propane appliances are operating at their best possible efficiency.

We’ve put together some information that will give you insights into your own home and propane usage. And remember…with a Fall River Propane online account, you can review prior statements to see how your propane usage changes over the course of the year, or from season-to-season!

These are average propane usage figures for homes based on size. Remember, there can be a lot of variation depending on the age of the home, the quality of insulation, and other external factors.

1,000 square feet: Approx. 441 gallons per year

1,500 square feet: Approx. 666 gallons per year

2,000 square feet: Approx. 888 gallons per year

3,000 or more square feet: Approx. 1,300 gallons per year

How Much Propane Do My Appliances Use?

You can improve your home’s energy consumption by upgrading to high-efficiency propane appliances. We offer many solutions including space heating, furnaces, water heaters, and fireplaces.*

These are estimates for average propane usage by common propane appliances:

Furnace: Approx. 1,000 gallons per year

Water heater: Approx. 250 gallons per year

Fireplace: Approx. 200 gallons per year

Clothes dryer: Approx. 20 gallons per year

Cooking Range: Approx. 35 gallons per year

Control Your Propane Costs

Between rising gas prices and a volatile stock market, we know many of our customers are trying to find ways to better manage their budgets. Fall River Propane provides numerous ways to help:

Automatic Delivery. With Automatic Delivery, you never need to worry about checking your gauges—or potentially running out of propane—again! Our computers will calculate your expected propane usage alongside the current weather conditions to accurately predict when you’re going to need a propane delivery next. At that point, we come and fill your tank before you get low. You get convenience and peace of mind.

What you don’t get is a delivery fee, meaning you’ll save $12.95 with each delivery!

By the way, if you want even more precision in the matter of your propane supply, we offer wireless propane tank monitoring. It uses wireless and cellular technology that allows us to track your propane supply 24/7. As soon as you need a refill, it sends us a notification and we make the delivery. This is great for homes with inconsistent usage patterns or second properties like vacation homes or rental properties.

Level Pay. Take the guesswork out of your monthly Fall River Propane payments with Level Pay. Your propane costs are spread out over 12 easy-to-manage monthly payments. You won’t get hit with larger bills over the winter when you have other expenses like the holidays or taxes. Call us today to see if you’re eligible to enroll.

We are proud to have built a strong reputation for quality, dependability, and affordability…and we would love to tell you more about it. Become a Fall River Propane customer today, or simply give us a call to learn more!

*Please note that while we continue to service all propane-powered fireplaces and stoves, we do not sell or install new equipment of this kind at the current time.

Level Pay Offers Stability in Challenging Times for Energy Costs

propane bill idahoHave you been with Fall River Propane for more than a year? If so, you’re eligible to enroll in our Level Pay budget payment plan!

Times like this, where energy costs are so very volatile, are one of the reasons we created Level Pay many years ago. When you enroll in this program, your propane costs are spread out over 12 easy, affordable monthly payments. Also, Level Pay is FREE! There are absolutely no hidden fees, and no surprise costs.

How Exactly Does Level Pay Work?

Our calculation of your monthly payment starts by reviewing your past twelve months to better understand your propane usage patterns. Then:

Instead of spending hundreds of dollars each delivery—something that may happen several times throughout the winter season—you may save more than 50% on your winter propane payments by enrolling in Level Pay. And don’t worry, if your actual costs are a bit greater or lower than we estimated, we’ll make any necessary adjustments to your payments throughout the season.

Enrolling in Level Pay does not change how much propane you use, or how frequently you’ll need deliveries.

What does change is that your propane costs are made more predictable and manageable. You’ll only make one monthly payment regardless of how many deliveries you receive each month. Our customers love how much easier it is to plan household spending and budgeting!

Fall River Propane is Dedicated to Our Propane Customers

We provide the best possible propane pricing while maintaining our high standards for reliability, courtesy, and quality service.

Many of you have been with us for a long time. It’s frustrating to charge such high propane costs. Unfortunately, our suppliers’ pricing constraints limit our possibilities significantly. You can rely on us to do everything possible to assist you during this difficult period.

We appreciate your trust in us and promise to do everything possible to help manage your propane costs. If you are having difficulty with your Fall River Propane payments, please get in touch with us before you fall behind so we can work with you on an appropriate solution. If you’re interested in enrolling in Level Pay, give us a call today. We’ll be happy to help you get started.

Water Heater Sales, Installation, and Maintenance? We Got You.

water heaters idahoWhen it comes to the heating, cooling, and comfort equipment in your home, the water heater is usually the unsung hero.

In most cases, this integral piece of equipment is tucked away in a basement or utility room, working diligently. And when it comes down to it, the only time you pay any attention to your water heater is when it isn’t functioning, or you get the unpleasant surprise of a cold shower.

So, if you’ve noticed your existing unit is giving you troubles or is already on the fritz, you may want to think of upgrading your water heater altogether. If so, propane is the way to go! Propane units can provide more hot water faster, using less energy, than the comparable electric water heater. Additionally, it allows you to enjoy added comfort for less money. What’s better? Propane water heaters are also smaller and more accurate in their temperature settings than electric alternatives, plus, they offer more size and installation possibilities.

Fall River Propane—your local, one-stop-shop for all things propane—carries a wide range of high-efficiency Rinnai propane tankless water heaters. We also provide expert installation and service by our in-house team of certified service technicians.

If you purchase a new water heater through us, we’ll also help you secure any rebates your new unit qualifies for. And with our dependable propane delivery service, your water heater will always have the propane it needs to provide hot water for bathing, cleaning, cooking, and more.

Additional Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

To put things simply, propane tankless water heaters are the absolute best choice for efficiency, energy savings, and comfort.

You get unlimited hot water with a tankless water heater in your home. Is the dishwasher on? Is someone else taking a shower? There’s no need to worry! Tankless water heaters provide continuous hot water without the restrictions of a storage tank.

Also, with a propane tankless water heater, you’re only getting hot water when you need it. Compared to a traditional tanked unit, water isn’t being heated and reheated throughout the day until you need it. That can save up to 40% on your water heating energy costs.

Other benefits of tankless water heaters include:

Save up to $100 with Rinnai today!

Rinnai, a leading manufacturer of propane-fired products, is currently offering a special promotion: up to $100 off the purchase of qualifying Rinnai tankless water heaters, heaters, and boilers. With Rinnai’s superior engineering, smart design, and unmatched quality, you’ll enjoy an endless supply of hot water—plus significant energy savings, all year long.
 
Get started today! Connect with the pros at Fall River Propane to find out more about Rinnai products and to learn more about how we can help. Call our office or reach out to us online. We’ll be happy to help.

Put Fall River Propane to Work for Your Local Business

propane for business idahoWith the incredibly diverse range of businesses here in Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, Fall River Propane is well-positioned to help everyone succeed with our customized commercial propane services.

We provide dependable bulk propane delivery so your business will always have the propane it needs to keep your operations in motion. Below are just a few of the ways propane can be used to help businesses grow and flourish.

Propane’s Positive Impact in the Hospitality Industry

Hotels, resorts, ski areas, golf courses, restaurants, and banquet facilities all can benefit from propane’s efficiency and versatility.

Propane allows restaurants and commercial kitchens to cook with gas even if they aren’t in an area served by natural gas utilities. Propane can be used for cooktops, ovens, broilers, water heating, warming trays, grills, and outdoor heating.

Hotels use propane for not only dining, but for high-efficiency heating, water heating, and commercial dryers that get laundry dry nearly 25% faster than electric dryers—all with less wear and fewer wrinkles.

Commercial Propane Generators

Whether it’s summer storms or winter blizzards, power outages can create disasters for all kinds of businesses. Utilizing a commercial propane generator keeps the power on at health care facilities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities to keep patients and residents safe.

Grocery stores use propane commercial generators to keep food at safe temperatures when the power goes out. Propane commercial generators also keep HVAC and essential technology powered.

Construction Sites Rely on Propane

Propane is an incredibly versatile energy source on construction sites. It can be used for temporary space heating so jobs can continue in cold weather. Additionally, propane ground thawing equipment allows paving and concrete work to happen when the temperature drops.

Forklift Cylinders & Exchanges

Propane forklifts offer many advantages over their electric- or gasoline-powered counterparts. With a propane forklift, all you must do is swap out the empty cylinder for a full one, and the forklift is back on the job.

Conversely, electric forklifts need to be recharged for eight hours or longer, and there’s always the risk of fuel spills with gasoline. What’s better? Propane forklifts can be used both indoors and outdoors thanks to no emissions.

Improving Agricultural Business Operations

Propane is a workhorse on all kinds of ways on farms.

It provides efficient heating and water heating for barns, greenhouses, and other outbuildings. It is the superior fuel for crop drying that allows for a higher yield. Propane flame weed-killing is safer than chemical herbicides and you can work in the field immediately afterward.

Fall River Propane has decades of experience providing safe, reliable propane delivery to businesses all over the region, ranging from Idaho Falls to Rexburg, ID, and West Yellowstone, MT to Jackson, WY, and beyond.

Because we’re a locally-based business, we know the area and we know our customers better than anyone else. Our commercial propane experts are ready to help propel your business forward. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial propane services.

Avoid the Hassle and Expense of a Run-Out!

propane delivery idahoIf you use propane in your home, you’re likely familiar with all the benefits it provides, such as energy efficiency and comfortable home heating as well as powering countless supplemental appliances such as cooking ranges, gas fireplaces and space heaters, and more.

However, to enjoy any—or all—of those things, you need to make sure that you always have enough propane in your tank. If you traditionally call in your propane deliveries, otherwise known as “Will-Call”, it’s up to you to regularly monitor your propane tank gauge levels to ensure you contact us before you run low. (FYI: We recommend that you don’t let your tank fall below 30% full before requesting a delivery!)

If you forget to check, you run the risk of running out of propane. That’s something nobody wants to be faced with, especially when winter weather turns brutally cold as it can here in Eastern Idaho, Southwestern Montana, and Western Wyoming.

Auto-Delivery & Tank Monitoring Ensure Your Propane Supply

Fortunately, Fall River Propane has two great tools to ensure that you’ll always have propane at your home.

  1. Our most popular delivery option is Auto-Delivery. We’ll track your propane usage by calculating your prior usage levels alongside the real-time weather conditions to accurately predict when you’ll need your next fill-up. We promptly schedule a delivery to your home. You don’t have to do a thing!
  2. Want even more precision when it comes to your propane delivery? Wireless propane tank monitoring from Otodata does that for you. Our tank monitor uses wireless and cellular technology to keep us informed— 24/7/365—exactly how much propane is in your tank. Once it reaches a set level, we’ll get a notification and schedule the delivery. What’s better? You can also check your propane supply anywhere you get a cell phone signal thanks to our easy-to-use mobile app.

It’s Important That You Don’t Run Out of Propane!

Propane runouts are a potentially expensive hassle. If run out of propane entirely, not only will your home be noticeably colder, but if any pipes freeze or burst, you could be in serious trouble. And regardless of the season, you’ll be taking cold showers until you’ve gotten an emergency propane delivery, which comes with an additional fee.

After your propane tank has been refilled, a pressure test is required. You will also be responsible for this expense.

Finally, you will also be paying for a professional service technician to re-light the pilots in all your propane appliances before they can be used.

Get peace of mind about your propane supply and eliminate all runout worries. Contact us today to enroll in Auto-Delivery—and be sure to ask us about enrolling in our wireless propane tank monitoring program, too.