Residential Propane Tank Sizes
Which One Is Right for Your Home?
You’ll find propane at use in many homes across America because of how versatile a fuel it is. There’s so much it can do in and around your Bay Area home. It can warm your pool, home, and running water. It can also cook your food and dry your clothes. Propane also offers a high level of efficiency. On average, propane appliances are noticeably more efficient than their electric counterparts.
A home that relies on propane also has a propane tank. Residents of Northern California depend on Allied Propane Service for all their aboveground and underground propane tank services. Over the past few decades, we’ve built our reputation on providing professional oversight over every aspect of propane tank installations, including all government regulations, property care, and safety.
It’s important to have the right size propane tank for your household’s needs. Let’s take a look at some of the things you need to know when choosing a propane tank for your home or confirming you already have the ideal propane tank size for your home.
What Size Propane Tank Do I Need?
Propane tanks come in a variety of sizes. Which size propane tank is right for your California home will depend on the size of your home and the number of appliances you need to fuel. It can help you determine what size propane tank you need if you can calculate how many gallons of propane your home uses every month.
Propane is very versatile, which means there are a lot of different ways to use it. For that reason, there are different propane tank sizes. Some are portable. Some go aboveground. And some go belowground. Some sizes can be aboveground or underground.
Aboveground tanks are currently the most common. They are less disruptive to your property and allow for faster inspections and easier servicing. Although underground tanks are less common today in Northern California, Allied Propane Service is equipped to handle the installation and care of your underground propane tank.
Let’s take a look at the more common residential propane tank sizes.
- 20-pound to 100-pound propane cylinders: This category of propane tanks is used for grills, portable heaters, cooking stoves, and RVs.
- 100-pound to 200-pound propane tanks: A tank in this size range is appropriate for a home that uses roughly 50 gallons of propane per month. It’s usually a home with a number of propane appliances but which doesn’t use propane for home heating.
- 325-gallon to 500-gallon propane tanks: A tank in this size range is appropriate for a home that uses roughly 100 to 200 gallons of propane per month. Those homes usually have several propane appliances and use propane for whole house heating.
- 1,000-gallon propane tanks: A tank of this size is more commonly found in commercial or industrial settings. However, it can be appropriate for a particularly large home, especially if that home also needs to store fuel for heating and a generator.
Choose Allied Propane Service
All of the technicians at Allied Propane Service are certified employee training program employees. Whether you need a propane tank installed or service for your propane tank, look no further than Allied Propane Service. We’re also here when you need your propane tank refilled. And for your added convenience, we offer the option of automatic delivery.
Contact us today to learn more about the extensive services Allied Propane Service provides with every aboveground and underground propane tank installation. We also provide free estimates.