How Long Should a Propane Refill Last?

propane refill Marion, nc Propane’s versatility means there are many different ways it can be used in and around your western North Carolina home. Propane can heat your water, your home, your pool, and your deck. Propane can cook your food on the range or in the oven of your kitchen or out in your backyard on a BBQ grill. Propane can also power a whole-house generator that will keep everything in your home operating during a power outage.

When you get a propane delivery from James Oxygen & Supply, do you know how long it will last? Keep reading to find out how to know if you have enough propane and how to calculate how long your propane refill will last.

How Much Propane Is Enough?

Given how much you use propane in and around your western North Carolina home, have you ever stopped to wonder how long your latest propane delivery will last? You certainly don’t want to have a run-out.

Why don’t you want to have a run-out? If your propane tank runs empty it’s a headache and can be expensive. Why? Well, you’ll need an emergency delivery or propane, as well as a required pressure test, plus the professional relighting of the pilots on all of your propane appliances. Those are inconveniences and expenses you can easily avoid by avoiding a run-out.

And you don’t need to run out completely for things to go wrong. If your propane level gets too low, air can enter your heating system and cause damage that will be expensive to fix.

How do you know if you have enough propane in your tank? As a general rule, you want to have a propane tank that is at least 20% full.

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.

To calculate how long your propane refill 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 delivery will last. It’s simple math.

Propane Tank Monitoring

James Oxygen & Supply can make keeping an eye on how much propane you have even easier. No longer do you have to go out and read your gauge. Instead, we offer tank monitors from Wesroc.

Propane Delivery

When you’re ready for a delivery of propane, James Oxygen & Supply will deliver in five days. If you need your propane sooner, we can do that for an extra fee.

Our Family Business Is Here for Your Family

James Oxygen & Supply is proud to be a family-owned company that is focused on service and safety. We’re committed to providing our western North Carolina customers with quality propane at a fair price. With James Oxygen, you’ll get safe and courteous propane delivery and the best possible service.

You can trust the professionals at James Oxygen & Supply. Contact us today to learn more.