How Much Propane Will I Use During The Summer Months?

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Even though you aren’t using nearly as much propane to heat your home in the summer months as you did in the fall and winter, that doesn’t mean you aren’t using any gas at all. In fact, you may be using more than you realize to power your water heater and outdoor living appliances.

If you get a propane bill that’s higher than you expected during a warm weather month, you might think you have a propane leak somewhere in your system. While that’s certainly possible (and you should err on the side of safety and check), most of the time you will have simply underestimated your propane usage.

Consider these averages for propane use per hour among common appliances in your home:

As you can see, those gallons can add up quickly, and if you’re not careful, you might use more than you think – or even run out of propane at some point. But there’s an easy way to avoid that.

Install a propane tank monitor for peace of mind

Propane use in the summer is a little more up and down than in the winter months, since you use summer propane appliances more sporadically than, say, a heating system. If you don’t want to keep an eye on your propane fuel gauge all summer, we have an easy solution for you: install a propane tank monitor from Dixon Energy.

A propane tank monitor mounts to your tank and keeps track of how much propane is in your tank at all times. That information is relayed to our delivery teams (and to you, via a smart phone app) so everyone is up to date on when you need your next propane delivery. If your propane usage goes changes, everyone will know it instantly, so you’ll never run out of gas.

Installing a propane tank monitor takes just a few minutes and costs just pennies a day – contact us today to learn more about it. And remember: for residential and commercial propane delivery in Mountain Lakes, NJ and beyond, trust the pros at Dixon Energy.

Please note: At Dixon Energy, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our COVID-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep your family and our crews safe and your propane deliveries coming through this challenging time.