Posted: November 6, 2023
What size propane tank is right for you?
If you have ever found yourself in the market for a new propane tank, you know that they come in a variety of sizes. The specific propane tank size that is going to work for your home and your family depends on quite a few things.
What Affects My Propane Tank Size?
Lots of homeowners use propane to power and fuel appliances and equipment around their houses, but the amount of propane that everyone uses varies. One’s propane usage depends on exactly what propane is being used for, the size of a house, how old a house is, how well insulated a home is and how many windows a home has.
To determine exactly what size propane tank you need, there are many factors that need to be taken into account such as:
- How much propane you are using on a regular basis
- What kind of condition your propane appliances are in
- How old your propane appliances are
- How many of your appliances run on propane
Propane Tank Sizes
Let’s take a more specific look at what size propane tanks are out there on the market and what types of homes they are best for:
- 120-gallon tanks: If your home only has one appliance such as a fireplace or clothes dryer that run on propane this smaller tank size can get the job done.
- 250-gallon tanks: When you have three or more home appliances that use propane (think a water heater, a cooking range, a fireplace, a clothes dryer and a space heater), this size tank is recommended.
- 330-gallon tanks: This size tank can handle propane-powered whole-house backup generators. Houses that use numerous propane appliances or have appliances that eat up a large amount of propane such as water heaters and wall heaters can rely on this size as well.
- 500-gallon tanks: If you use propane to heat your whole home, this size propane tank will most likely be your go-to.
- 1,000-gallon tanks: A propane tank of this size tank is typically used by commercial businesses, agricultural workers and our industrial customers. Sometimes a tank this large can be found in a home if that home uses propane for both home heating and heating water in addition to numerous other appliances that run on propane.
Leasing Propane Tanks
Sometimes owning your own propane tank is more trouble than it’s worth, not to mention the fact that it is quite costly once you add up the cost of buying the tank, installation fees and maintenance fees. That is why Tidewater Energy gives our customers the option of leasing a tank. This option gets you all the propane you need at a reasonable monthly price and it includes the cost of all repairs and maintenance.
Wireless Propane Tank Monitoring
Tank leasing isn’t the only convenience Tidewater Energy offers. We also have complimentary wireless propane tank monitoring. Tank monitors allow us to read your propane levels in real-time and schedule your propane deliveries accordingly, which means you don’t have to worry about running out of propane.
If you are in Eastern North Carolina contact Tidewater Energy today to learn more about our propane tank installation, tank leasing and wireless tank monitoring services.