How Many Propane Tanks Do I Need?

Whether you’re building a new propane-powered home, planning to switch some or all your propane appliances, or simply adding more propane appliances to improve the quality of your home life, we know what you’re thinking - “How many propane tanks do I actually need?”

Well, that all depends on the number of propane appliances in your home and how you use them. If you set it up properly, the size tank set for your home should be able to serve ALL of your propane appliances and provide ample storage capacity for your specific needs. Not to mention, choosing the right size propane tank from the get-go will also save you money on your energy bills.

Think about it. The right size propane tank for your home will keep costs down by controlling how many times you need to fill up and how often you will need deliveries. Simple, right?

But first, you need to know 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.

Let Nelson Propane help you select and install the right propane tank for your home. Give us a call today! 800-234-9052

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