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What to Consider When Choosing Your Residential Propane Delivery Method

Last updated 6 years ago

When propane was first introduced for consumer and commercial use in the early 1900s, it quickly became widely recognized as a reliable and economical fuel source. Today, propane use continues to expand dramatically, with over 8.1 million households and over 1 million commercial establishments using propane on a regular basis. But how do homeowners get regular access to propane?

Propane gas delivery to residential and commercial customers is facilitated primarily through truck delivery. Bulk trucks, also known as “bobtails,” are equipped with large tanks and carry the gas from your propane company to your door. Depending on how much propane your home uses, you will benefit more from one of two delivery options:

Routed Delivery

Routed propane gas delivery is ideal for homeowners who use propane as one of their primary energy sources. Routed delivery involves 24-hour remote tank monitoring of your underground or above-ground propane tank. When your remote tank monitoring system indicates your tank is running low on gas, your propane company will deliver more fuel automatically. This is the most convenient option because you’ll never have to remember to call your propane company—instead, they’ll simply come to you when you need more gas.

Will-Call Delivery

The alternative to routed delivery is will-call delivery. This requires homeowners to monitor their propane levels and usage on their own. When the propane tank reaches 30%, the homeowner calls the propane company for a refill. This is ideal for homeowners who do not depend on propane on a daily basis or who only have one or two appliances that require propane.

To learn more about these propane gas delivery options, contact Kamps Propane. We provide the very best residential propane delivery and refill service in all of California. Call (209) 823-7641 to learn more about our propane appliance installation and maintenance services, as well as our SMART remote tank monitoring system.


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