Common Questions About Propane Delivery

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Whether you already utilize bulk propane at your home or business, or you are thinking about going that route, you are likely to have questions about how propane delivery works, so you can proceed with confidence. While you can easily get any questions answered by your local propane delivery company, here are a few of the most common questions to get you started.

Common Questions About Propane Delivery

How do I know when I need another propane delivery?

You will be able to monitor the level of propane in the tank via a gauge, or you can arrange for automatic propane delivery where the company monitors the level and refills the tank when it reaches a predetermined level. The latter option is the best if you want to have complete confidence you will not run out unexpectedly.

How long does it take to fill the tank during propane delivery?

It goes pretty quickly, so even if you have a 1,000 gallon propane tank, you’ll be good to go before you know it.

Why does the propane delivery person only fill my tank to 80% capacity?

The 80 percent fill rule is a preventative safety measure that is utilized because propane expands in volume when the outdoor temperature rises.

If I am going to start with propane delivery, how far from the house should the tank be placed?

Your propane company will evaluate your property to determine the best location for the propane tank. For safety reasons, it should be at least 10 feet away from your home, your property line, and any ignition source.

If you have additional questions about propane delivery for your home or business in the Hickory, North Carolina area, reach out to us at Bumgarner Propane. We are happy to address any questions or concerns you might have, so you can move forward with complete confidence.