Since it was first produced in 1912, propane has been a helpful tool. Propane tanks are a great way to power your home, RV, or outdoor cooking equipment. But it’s important to know how much propane is in your tank. If you run out of propane unexpectedly, it can be a significant inconvenience. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to tell the level of your propane tank so you can plan and ensure you never run out.
Checking the Tank Gauge
Luckily, most propane tanks come with a gauge that allows you to check the level of propane in the tank. This gauge is usually located near the top of the tank and looks like a dial or a needle pointing to different levels. Generally speaking, when the needle points to “full,” it means that 80% of the tank’s capacity is left. When it points to “empty,” it represents only 20% left. At Conklin, we offer propane delivery for homes powered by propane. When you work with us, we can put you on a schedule so you’ll never run out and always have the fuel you need.
Using a Digital Propane Tank Scale
If you don’t have access to a gauge on your tank, you can purchase a digital propane tank scale which will give you an accurate reading of how much propane is left in your tank. These scales work by weighing your tank and calculating how much propane is inside based on its weight. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to use, making them an ideal solution for anyone who needs an accurate reading without having access to a gauge. Of course, we recommend you work with an expert. When it comes to propane, we know this business in and out, and we’re here to help.
If you don’t wish to buy a digital scale, some people have tried to manually weigh their tanks. When weighing something like propane, the best course of action is to bring your empty tank to our filling station, or call one of our technicians. We know how to safely measure the amount of propane remaining in your tank and we’re happy to help.
Generally speaking, if there is less than 1/4th of the total capacity left in the tank, it should be refilled soon to avoid running out unexpectedly.
Knowing how much fuel is left in your propane tanks at all times is essential for avoiding any unexpected inconveniences or disruptions in service. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can quickly check the level of fuel in your tanks, including checking the gauge (if available), using a digital scale or weighing manually. With these methods, staying aware of how much fuel is left in your tanks should be easy and hassle-free!
When you need a propane tank refilled, contact us or bring your tank by today. At Conklin, we’ve got you covered!