Tank Monitors: How They Help Customers
With technology making nearly everything smarter, faster and more convenient, it’s no surprise that it impacts the propane industry, too. How? Propane tank monitors! These handy tech gadgets make monitoring and filling your tank a breeze—and often help detect leaks!
What Is a Propane Tank Monitor?
Simply put, a tank monitor is a device installed on the outside of the tank to monitor fuel levels. Powered by a long-lasting battery, the monitor is attached to the tank and tracks fuel levels in real time. Monitors transmit the data to the propane company and the homeowner over Wi-Fi or cellular networks to alert them when a refill is due.
How Do They Work?
A trained propane professional installs the tank monitor and sets up the correct connections, whether it’s through an online portal or a smartphone app, so that the propane company and homeowner can track the fuel level at any time. Most monitors are programmed to give an alert to the company and homeowner when the propane level reaches a certain percentage, usually when there is around 20% of fuel left in the tank. The propane company then delivers the fuel without the homeowner needing to lift a finger.
What Are the Benefits of Having a Propane Tank Monitor?
The benefits are numerous! First, a monitor takes the guesswork out of when you need a refill. You can check your level at any time online or through an app, or you can read the monitor itself. Second, if you’re on automatic delivery, once the propane reaches its alert level, the propane company automatically delivers your fuel. No more calling to schedule a time for a refill. And since you can track your usage levels, you will begin to learn how much propane you use in a given time period. That’s important to know because if your usage level seems to spike for no clear reason, it may indicate you have a leak.
Is a Tank Monitor Right for You?
How do you know if you need a monitor on your tank? Well, if you like the convenience of not having to go outside to check how much propane is in your tank, then a tank monitor is for you! No more leaving the comfort of your home in the freezing cold to see if you need more fuel! Tank monitors give you the comfort of knowing you won’t run out of fuel when you need it most.
If you own a second home, a tank monitor is really important to have. You can monitor your propane level at your vacation house from afar to make sure your home is being fueled properly. And, if you own rental properties, having monitors makes refills simple! You can track the propane level at each rental property remotely to ensure your tenants have the fuel they need. That makes for some happy tenants in the winter!
How Do You Get a One?
Simply contact us at Superior Plus Propane! Our expertly trained and courteous professionals can determine which tank monitor fits your needs and install it for you. To order your monitor installation, please visit us at www.superiorpluspropane.com or call us at (855) 804-FUEL.
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