Does Size Matter? How To Find The Right Propane Tank For Your Home

August 7, 2019

 

When it comes to propane, there is no shortage of needs. Whether it’s for an outdoor BBQ, to heat your gas stove, or to fuel your entire home, there is a considerable amount of propane use in our day-to-day lives. That’s why it should be of no surprise that propane tanks come in a vast array of shapes and sizes. The tricky part is finding the right size propane tank to fit your needs.

 

 

Why is this so important? Simply put, choosing the right size propane tank is crucial because it can save you money on your energy bills. Think about it. Buying the right size propane tank for you home will keep costs down by controlling how many times you need to fill up and how often you will need deliveries. Buy a tank that’s too small, and it will affect your budget. 

 

The first thing you need to know in choosing the right propane tank, is what sizes are available and what they’re commonly used for. 

 

 

 

20 lb Cylinder Tank

Common uses: BBQ grills, mosquito catchers, patio heaters

Holds 5 gallons of propane

Very portable, easy to pick up

 

30-40 lb Cylinder Tank

Common uses: Forklifts and other specialized autogas-fueled vehicles.

Holds 7 to 10 gallons of propane

Portable, can be picked up by one person

 

100 lb Cylinder Tank

Common uses: gas cooking ranges, home fireplaces, dryers, and other smaller appliances and heating devices.

Holds 25 gallons of propane

Relatively portable, but may need help to be picked up

 

120-250 Gallon Tank

Common uses: heating, hot water, dryers, fireplaces, generators, pool heat. 

Tank installation needed

Generally not intended for whole house

Lease or Purchase options available

 

500 Gallon Tank

Common uses: Whole home systems, home heating, generators, pool heat.

Most common size for propane residential use. 

Tank installation needed

Lease or Purchase options available

 

1000 Gallon Tank

Whole home systems, home heating, generators, pool heat

Perfect for larger square footage homes

Tank installation needed

Lease or Purchase options available.

 

 

 

Although, these are all important factors to consider when choosing the right propane tank for you home, you can rest easy knowing that our certified technicians at Nelson Propane Gas can help you determine the best tank size solution for your home. Give us a call today! 800-234-9052

 

 

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