What Size Propane Tank Do I Need?
A storage tank is the heart of a propane-powered home (or business), and choosing the right one isn’t always as easy as you might think – a big reason why we typically choose your tank when you become an Allied Propane customer.
Still, it’s always best to know as much as you can as a consumer, so we have prepared this short guide to talk about sizing your propane tank.
Common Propane Tank Sizes
Residential propane tanks come in sizes ranging from 100 to more than 1,000 gallons. The most common propane tank sizes we offer include:
- 100-125-gallon – Good for most propane applications except whole-house heating. Equipment may include stoves, clothes dryers, water heaters, space heaters, and fireplaces. Good for homes that use propane for two to three propane appliances.
- 325- to 500-gallon tanks – These tanks are generally designed for households using 100–200 gallons a month; a 500-gallon propane tank will be appropriate to heat most houses ranging from 2,500 to 4,500 square feet. Good for homes with propane backup generators.
- 1,000-gallon tanks (and larger) – These tanks are used for large residential applications (4,500+ square feet) or commercial and industrial applications.
Should You Buy Or Lease Your Tank?
Generally speaking, the disadvantages of owning your propane tank far outweigh the benefits.
For example, when you purchase your own propane tank, you are responsible for all installation and maintenance tasks and costs associated with your tank, including repair, replacement, and parts. You are also responsible for periodic tank recertification according to local and state laws, along with any fees charged by a supplier for using a tank that they don’t maintain and didn’t install.
When you lease a propane tank, on the other hand, the supplier is responsible for installing and maintaining your tank – including securing the licensing and other common and specific requirements needed within your state.
No-hassle propane installations and propane conversions in northern CA
When you sign on as an Allied Propane customer, we’ll provide you a propane storage tank that matches your needs and budget. With both AboveGround and Underground tank installation options available, we’ll be sure to find the right tool for the job – and our Certified Employee Training Program (CETP) technicians will be sure to install it safely and correctly.
Whatever your preference or need, Allied Propane can provide the best advice on propane tank installations in Northern California. Contact us today to learn more!