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The Importance of Propane Monitoring Systems

Last updated 6 years ago

You wake up cold. It’s 3:02am. Unable to fall back asleep, you get up and check the temperature.  You realize that you’ve run out of propane, and the temperature in your house is dropping. You frantically call your propane company to schedule an emergency propane delivery run. 

Unfortunately, this kind of situation can occur fairly regularly. 

It may not be in the middle of the night, but when you rely on a propane system to keep your home comfortable, running out—even in the middle of the day—is an emergency.  It’s just the same as when your neighbor has his/her electricity unexpectedly turned off. 

During day to day life, it’s easy to forget about checking your propane tank fuel level.

Fortunately, many propane companies have come up with a solution for this kind of problem. 

Propane monitoring systems, once installed by your propane company, allow them to monitor your propane tank fuel level, tank temperatures, and changes in usage.  Many of the newer monitoring systems even utilize remote reporting, which means that you’re not responsible for checking the system display, and having your tank filled accordingly.  Instead your monitoring system will report to your propane company through a phone line, which gives them remote access to vital information about your tank.

There are several benefits to having a propane monitoring system installed. 

  • First, the system usually has a display, which you can check yourself to view your fuel levels. 
    • Many times the display will also reflect temperatures both in and outside of tank, which will help you and your propane company monitor any suspicious changes in temperature, such as those indicative of a freeze warning.
  • In addition to alerting the propane company of low fuel levels, monitoring systems will also alert them when there is a change in usage, which could mean that your propane equipment needs maintenance or repair.
    • By monitoring temperature, usage, and tank levels, there is a greater chance you can address potentially large problems before they become emergencies. 

At Kamps Propane, we offer the SMART system propane monitoring system.  We can install the SMART system and show you all the benefits in person.

For more information on propane monitoring systems, propane service, propane appliances, and more, contact Kamps Propane today.

 

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