How To Check Your Propane Level

Written on: January 22, 2024

Make Sure There’s Enough Propane In Your Tank!

ordering propane Fort Montgomery, NY Downey Energy is the Hudson Valley’s home comfort leader. We’ve been in business for decades, and we’ve earned the loyalty of our customers thanks to our outstanding and reliable service. We are a reliable provider of propane, heating oil, and commercial fuels. We also sell and install equipment like boilers and furnaces, well pumps, and water heaters.

You can trust Downey Energy to keep your Fort Montgomery, NY home or business supplied with propane all year long.

How Much Propane Do You Have?

Propane tanks come in a variety of sizes. If you know your tank’s capacity, then you know how much propane you have after a delivery. If you’re between deliveries and take a reading of your tank’s gauge, you can calculate the number of gallons that percentage represents.

Here’s how to tell how much propane you have and how long it will last:

Locate your tank. If you have an above-ground tank, it should be easy to find. You probably already know where it is, but if not, just take a walk around your home. You’ll find it. Underground tanks can be trickier to find. Look for a small plastic dome. It will be a minimum of 10 feet away from your home and any other structure. Underneath the dome you’ll find the gauge for your tank. Now you’re ready to read it.

Read the gauge. Most above ground and underground propane tanks use a float gauge system. These types of gauges aren’t difficult to read. When you check the gauge, you’ll see a number that number represents a percentage. For example, if the dial reads 60, you have approximately 60% of a tank left of propane. If you know your tank’s capacity, you can calculate the number of gallons that percentage represents. Just remember, you never want your tank to completely run out of propane! You always want to have at least 20%.

Do the math. To calculate how long the propane in your tank will last, you need to know your weekly propane usage. That in addition to knowing how much propane is in your tank will help you estimate how long your propane will last.

Propane Delivery

Downey Energy is a reliable propane provider. You can count on us to deliver for you. And if you enroll in our automatic delivery plan, being a Downey Energy propane customer will get even easier, because you won’t have to remember to call. We’ll schedule your deliveries and make sure that you never run too low. However, if you prefer to track your propane usage and schedule deliveries yourself, you can do that. We also offer a will-call propane delivery option.

Whether you schedule deliveries yourself or sign up to become one of our automatic delivery customers, propane delivery couldn’t be easier. Our delivery drivers don’t need to enter your home to access your propane tank, so there’s no need to adjust your schedule to be there when we deliver.

Downey Energy also offers our propane customers 24/7 emergency service. If you need us, we’ll be there.

Downey Is Here for You

From Cortlandt Manor to Carmel, all around Dutchess County, Orange County, Putnam County, and northern Westchester County, Downey Energy is a dependable propane provider for our Hudson Valley customers.

When you’re a Downey Energy customer, you get propane delivery you can count on. Contact us today to learn more.