I hope this is the right forum to post this question. Our HVAC guys were the ones to handle the LP gas lines and install of the rangetop & tankless hot water heater that run on LP. My question is, how much LP should we be going through on a monthly or yearly basis? Here are the details:
-We've been in the house since Oct.
-The tank is a 500 gallon one that they only fill to 400.
-We use the rangetop 5-6 nights per week (max 18K BTU on all burners), utilizing typically 1-3 burners a night for less than 30 minutes each.
- 1-2 showers per day for family of 4.
-We fill the 5.5' long whirlpool tub maybe 1-2 times per week.
-Laundry usually done on weekends--around 6 loads per week.
-Based on the tank fill amounts, we have been using about 100-125 gallons of LP per month.
That comes to about 3 times the amount my parents use. The biggest difference between our household and theirs would be the laundry (2-3 loads per week for them vs. 6 for us) and the showers (we both use our tubs about the same amount and theirs is actually bigger.)
Does this usage sound about right? Or should I be worried? I asked about having the system checked for a leak, and was told that if they tested and there was no leak, then I would owe them around $300 for the test.
Thanks for any insight anyone can give.