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Automatic Delivery: Do I Need A Tank Monitor?

Posted: March 16, 2020

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If you’ve never run out of propane, congratulations – you have avoided a potentially hazardous problem that can cost you time, money, and peace of mind.

But just because you haven’t run out of propane in the past doesn’t mean it can’t happen in the future – even if you’re a Pioneer automatic propane delivery customer.

Don’t get us wrong – automatic delivery is a great way to simplify your heating season and avoid most propane run-outs. But as good and convenient a service as automatic delivery is, it will never be a perfect solution because it relies on estimates – how much propane you’ve used in similar months in the past, for example, or how low the average temperatures have been (measured in “degree days”).

The result of all that educated guesswork is that automatic delivery works best if you use an average amount of propane in a given fueling cycle.

But what if you don’t?

Propane use can vary

What if you’ve added a room to your home, or installed larger propane appliances since your average was last calculated? What if your aging parent, who likes the house warm, has moved in with you – or if you have installed a propane fireplace and didn’t tell your propane provider? In those scenarios (and others), your estimates will probably fall short, putting you at risk for a propane run-out.

What is a propane tank monitor?

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

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 is sent to our delivery teams (and to you, via a smartphone app) so everyone knows when you will need your next propane delivery. If your propane use rises or falls, we will respond quickly so you’ll never run out of gas.

It’s the future of propane delivery in Worcester County – brought to you now by the pros at Pioneer Oil and Propane.

Want to learn more about propane tank monitoring – or any of our other convenient propane services in central Massachusetts? Contact Pioneer Oil and Propane today!