Recently Moved Into A Home With Propane? Here Are A Few Basics About Delivery Service
If you have moved into a home that has at least one appliance that is fueled by propane gas, you will need to set up an account with a propane gas delivery service. If you've never had propane gas service before, you may not know what to expect. Here are the basics that you need to know before setting up your account and selecting from the various options you will be given.
Propane Tanks Should Never Be Completely Full
When your tank is filled by a propane gas delivery service, they will never fill the tank completely full. The reason for this is that liquid propane expands as temperatures increase, so there must be space remaining in the tank in order for the expansion to occur without damaging the valves, pipes, or the tank. If you want to know what the maximum fill level is for your specific tank, the propane delivery service can reliably answer your question the best based on the climate in your region.
Lock in a Fixed Rate & Set Up a Payment Plan
If you are one of the many Americans who live paycheck-to-paycheck or you simply prefer to watch your pennies and budget your money, lock in a fixed rate so you know how much to budget monthly for your propane deliveries. The propane company will ask you questions about the appliances you have and how many household members will be living in your home in order to estimate how much propane you may use then set up a payment plan to budget the costs over the course of the year. That will help you avoid having huge delivery costs in the coldest months of the year if you have propane heat, for example.
Set Up Automatic Deliveries or Select Will-Call
Depending on the type(s) of propane-fueled appliances in your home, you may or may not use your propane often or frequently enough to set up automatic deliveries based on a monthly or bi-monthly schedule. If you won't use your propane very often or regularly, consider selecting the 'will call' option instead of having it automatically delivered. Keep in mind, however, that it can take several days to schedule your delivery when you call. Alternatively, some propane delivery services can install a monitoring device onto your tank that will notify the delivery service when your tank is getting low and needs to be scheduled for delivery. You can also monitor this device with an app downloaded onto your phone or another mobile device.
Contact a company that offers propane gas delivery for more info.