One of the challenges we have as a propane supplier is trying to figure out the delivery needs of second / vacation homeowners in many of the new housing developments that are popping up around the region.
If a developer is putting in 75 new homes, we know that maybe half will leave the heat on in the winter – but out of that half, some will leave the heat on 65, some will leave it on 40, some will turn it up for Christmas week, then back to 40. Others will leave it on 50, but then crank it up in March.
With the sparadic usage of each unit, tracking the automatic deliveries for these homes is extremely difficult, if you can imagine. Some homes may use 70 gals in a year while the neighbor that leaves the heat on all year may use 700 gallons.
All this means is – we have an impossible time making efficient deliveries but worse is that there is always the risk of a home running out due to the sporadic living / heating schedule.
A Community Metered Gas System
with Combined Energy Services
CES works with developers in the planning stage to design a propane storage & distribution system that will ensure everyone has propane regardless if they use 1 or 300 gallons in a month.
CES installs the centralized propane storage tanks either above or below ground, trenches to each home, installs polyethylene gas piping (the same that natural gas utilities use) and provide each home with a pressure reducing regulator, shut-off valve and meter outside the home.
We keep the central tanks full of propane, read the meters once a month and simply bill the homeowners for any gas consumed.
Advantages of a Community Metered Propane Gas System with CES:
- One delivery point on the property instead of a tank for each home
- No more delivery trucks making dozens or hundreds of deliveries per year to the homes
- No unsightly tanks near homes
- Pay for what you use, not what’s in the tank
- Less chance for any leaks since no tank to worry about
- No worries of snow blocking the driveway or sidewalks stopping deliveries
- Meters read monthly, billed on site or we can email your invoice and even deduct directly from a selected credit card or bank account
- Competitive pricing since less delivery points on the grounds
CES installs community metered gas systems for developers and home owners’ associations from start to finish.
These systems are built to the same stringents standards as natural gas and are registered with the “811” Call Before You Dig system when completed, the same as other utilities.
CES also offers metered gas service for apartment buildings, strip malls, commercial rental / office buildings, mobile home communities, condo complexes, garage rentals – any place the tenants or users need to get billed for their own propane individually but you don’t want tanks all over the property.
Safe, neat, clean, convenient, cost effective, smart. Take a look at our “Metered Service” page, give us a call today at 800-874-1975, fill out the form on the right for more information on what CES can do for your next project or click below for your FREE no obligaiton quote: