Heating Oil FAQs
For WiFi heating oil monitors, the monitor securely connects to the homeowners Wifi in order to send out the daily tank readings.
For 4G LTE heating oil monitors, our monitor securely connects to AT&T to send out the daily tank readings.
Our monitor works on a 4G network and our default carrier is AT&T with T-Mobile as the back-up. AT&T’s network coverage can be found at https://www.att.com/maps/wireless-coverage.html. We also offer a radio frequency (RF) monitor that comes with a receiver that plugs into any internet router. The RF signal can travel up to ¼ mile.
The monitor can be screwed into a spare hole in the homeowner’s heating oil tank.
The monitors are capable of being installed in less than 10 minutes. Your installer will utilize the free GREMLIN Dealer smartphone app to assign the monitor to a customer and tank and activate the monitor.
Each GREMLIN comes with an industrial Lithium battery that will last 7 years with one transmission a day. The battery life can be extended by configuring the monitors to report less often. For instance, the monitor can be triggered to report only after the level reaches 50%. Batteries are replaceable by the dealer.
The GREMLIN suite of monitors combines best in class reliability with market leading affordability. The GREMLIN monitors are manufactured by Tekelek LLC from Ireland, a leading provider of remote monitoring products. They have over 1.5 million monitoring products deployed worldwide. Each GREMLIN monitor has been deployed for 5-10 years in Europe before now being brought to North America.
- Angus provides data integration to the most common BOS systems for no additional cost (minimum order required)
- You have access to a co-branded consumer app
- Angus Energy is a reliable and proven partner to the fuel industry for over 25 years.
- High touch training and ongoing service, all included with your order.
All GREMLINs come with a two year warranty.
You will go to the GREMLIN web portal to view daily fuel levels for each tank. It will also identify any deliveries made and the delivery size. This information can be used to compare the monitor reported fuel level with the degree day estimate in your BOS. After purchase, your GREMLIN purchase comes with a free integration to your back office system. Currently supported BOS’s include ADD Systems, Blue Cow Software, Cargas Energy, Automated Wireless with more integrations coming soon. Contact us to get the complete list of BOS integrations. ADD Systems required the Smart Connect module for Tank Monitoring. The GREMLIN monitors generally transmit each night and those readings are collected and stored in the Angus Energy TMS (Tank Monitoring System).
The data is automatically checked and alerts are generated for missing readings, low tank level, and excessive drops. Alerts can be sent to the appropriate person(s) in the company and can be viewed in the GREMLIN Dealer Portal. In addition, tank level readings are pushed into the dealer BOS each night.