How To Check Your Propane Level

Written on: August 7, 2023

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propane delivery Clinton, me To keep track of the propane supply for your Central Maine home, it is essential to learn how to read the gauge on your propane tank.

Reading a propane gauge

Fortunately, reading your propane tank gauge is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Go outside and locate the circular dial gauge on your propane tank, which is similar to the speedometer in your car.
  2. The numbers on the propane tank’s dial show the fill level as a percentage. For instance, if the needle is at 60, it means the tank is 60% full.
  3. For Will-Call delivery of propane, please reach out to us before your tank level decreases to 30% so we can arrange a propane delivery. This helps to ensure that your delivery can be scheduled and completed before your propane supply runs low or runs out.

At AFC, we understand that everyone has different preferences when it comes to receiving propane, and that’s why we offer options.

We offer Will-Call and Automatic Delivery options. You can decide which one is best for your home and budget based on the advantages and drawbacks we will explain. Let’s review the options together!

The advantages of Automatic Delivery over Will-Call

Automatic Delivery – Most of the customers of AFC prefer Automatic Delivery because it is easy to use and worry-free.

Once you join up for this FREE program, you’re done! You don’t have to go outside in all types of weather anymore to check your tank gauge levels. You don’t have to contact us to arrange a delivery anymore. You don’t have to worry about forgetting to check your tank gauge and requesting a delivery anymore because you won’t run out of propane and require an emergency delivery.

At AFC, we use advanced computer software and current weather data to ensure timely delivery of propane. Based on the information we get, we schedule a delivery before you run low, making the process hassle-free for you.

Will-Call Delivery – We offer Will-Call delivery for those who prefer to choose the time they want to receive their propane.

If you choose the Will-Call option, it is your responsibility to keep track of your tank level and get in touch with AFC when you need a delivery.

Forgetting to check your propane tank gauge levels can result in unexpected expenses for emergency propane delivery, mandatory pressure testing of your tank, and professional re-lighting of the pilots in your propane appliances.

That hassle, responsibility, and expense are why so many of our customers are choosing to use Automatic Delivery due to its simplicity, convenience, and security.

Why isn’t my propane tank completely full after a delivery?

Have you ever noticed that your propane tank is never 100% full? This is because of propane safety best practices.

Propane expands in heat significantly more than water, about 17 times the volume of water for the same increase in temperature. The additional space in the tank left by not filling it completely is designed to accommodate this expansion.

Above-ground tanks are usually filled up to 80% capacity while underground tanks can be filled slightly more because the soil acts as an insulator, protecting the tank from extreme temperature changes.

With Automatic Delivery from AFC, your worries about having enough propane are over! Become a customer today.