If you have a propane fueled generator, the following may assist you:
Running on generator is new! to many people, we have not experienced this sort of outage ever before. Please know how to calculate how much propane you need. Chances are your generator tank was full if you are an automatic customer, we top off the tanks regularly to account for cycling. If you are a will call customer, you call in for your delivery you should have topped off the tank after your last outage. The majority of tanks were full at the beginning of the outage. In order to calculate how much fuel you need, have left or will be using please use the following as a guide:
1. If you have a 240 gallon capacity and you use 20 gallons a day you have an 11 day run. 11 days at twenty gallons with 20 gallon reserve. If you have a 120 tank and use 6 gallons a day you have a 18 day run with 12 gallons to spare. Every home is different allow approximately 5 days for a delivery. Propane is tiered pricing, the larger the delivery the less costly.
2. When we install generators we usually size the tanks to have a minimum 7 day run. Power outages are rarely more than that, many are sized with even more run time. How much you use depends on what is running on the generator, every home is set up differently. In addition all of our tanks have a percentage gauge installed. You should read your gauge and when you are approaching 30 percent you should order propane. Let the customer service rep know what the gauge is reading if at all possible.
3. If you know how long your last outage was and the amount of gallons the tank took when it was topped off after the outage, simply divide. The number of gallons you took divided by the number of days you ran. That number will be the number of gallons you use per day.
4. You will then be able to calculate the number of days you can safely run by dividing the gallons per day into the total capacity of the tank when it was full. Yes, it sounds like all those math problems we hated in school but it works. If you need help call between 9 and 4 and we will do the math based upon your historical usage.
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