If you get a bill that’s higher than you expected this summer, you could jump to the conclusion that you have a propane leak somewhere in your system. Of course, it’s better to be safe than sorry: follow propane safety instructions to rule out the problem.
Propane Use Estimations
Most of the time, however, you won’t have a leak – you just didn’t realize how much propane you’ve used. Keep in mind usage rates like these when you’re calculating the amount of propane you’ll need in the coming months (all values approximate):
Pool Heater (average size about 21,000 gallons): – 4 gallons/hour
Gas cooktop/range @ 65,000 BTU/hour = 5 to 10 gallons per month
Tankless water heater @40,000 BTU/hour = 1.5 gallons per day
Gas clothes dryer @ 35,000 BTU/hr = less than one gallon per day when in operation
As you can see, those gallons add up quickly, and if you’re not careful, you might use more propane than you think – or even run out of it at some point over the summer! Fortunately, there is an easy way to prevent that from happening: install a WESROC tank monitor.
Propane tank monitors bring peace of mind, all the time
Propane use in the summer is a little more up and down than in the winter months, since you use summer propane appliances more sporadically than, say, a heating system. 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 WESROC propane tank monitor from Rose Oil.
A propane tank monitor 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 with a propane delivery in NC, so you’ll never run out of gas.
WESROC units are available to rent for a small fee including installation.
Installing a propane tank monitor takes a few minutes and costs just pennies a day – contact us today to learn more about it. And remember: for commercial and residential propane delivery in Henderson, Spring Hope, Townsville, Creedmoor counties, NC, nobody beats Rose Oil!