How to Read your Gas Gauge

Most propane tanks that are 100-gallon capacity or more will have a percentage gauge. This is normally located under the tank lid and embedded in the tank. The gauge is round and is usually calibrated in increments of 10.

These gauges are only accurate to ± 5 percent. For example: If you have a 500-gallon tank, it will be considered full when it is between 80 and 85 percent. If the gauge reads 40, then you have about 200 gallons in the tank (.40 x 500 = 200 gallons).

Keeping a Full Tank is a Great Benefit

Automatic delivery is a helpful tool, but to avoid running out during periods of high consumption, you should monitor your tank gauge and call us when your tank gets near 20 percent, or in the event of equipment failure.

You may have heard your Sharp Energy representatives discussing “heating degree days.” A heating degree day is a measure of the coldness of the weather experienced, based on the extent to which the daily mean temperature falls below a benchmark temperature, usually 65 degrees F.

Degree day measurements help the professionals at Sharp Energy do a better job of ensuring timely propane gas deliveries. Obviously, the colder the degree day, the more propane gas our customers are likely to use. By paying attention to the degree days, we can better determine how often propane tanks need to be filled.

Sharp Energy provides “automatic delivery” to our customers, meaning that based on heating degree days and historical usage, we can usually determine in advance when you need a propane delivery.