Propane gas is an efficient, clean-burning fuel source that can help you meet all of your home or business heating needs. To be able to assess your propane situation at any time and effectively communicate propane issues that crop up with a propane appliance technician over the phone, it will be helpful to familiarize yourself with the following terms.
The first image that comes to mind when most people hear the word “propane,” a propane cylinder is the storage container that sits beneath your gas grill. Made from steel or aluminum, propane cylinders are highly portable and come in various shapes and sizes.
Fuel Storage Tank
If you use propane gas for most of your home heating needs, this is the tank that supplies propane to your appliances. Fuel storage tanks can be installed above or below ground, and they are typically refilled as necessary by the provider from whom they are leased.
Named for its coiled shape, a pigtail is the copper tubing that connects a propane fuel storage tank to the propane system’s regulator.
An important component of any propane gas system, the regulator controls the flow of gas to your home, reducing pressure when necessary and ensuring that propane gas is distributed evenly to your appliances.
Tank Fuel Gauge
Under the lid of your propane cylinder or fuel storage tank should be a gauge that displays the percentage of fuel remaining in your tank. When the tank fuel gauge reads 30% or less, you should get in touch with your propane supplier and arrange to have it refilled.
Are you a resident of Modesto, Stockton, or Manteca who is looking for a professional to install or service a propane appliance in your home? From fuel storage tank refills to the installation of a phone-based propane SMART system, Kamps Propane can meet all of your residential or commercial propane needs. To speak with an experienced member of our team today, call (209) 823-7641!