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Propane Use Changes? You May Need a New Tank

Date: July 27, 2021

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You probably don’t think about your propane tank unless it’s time for delivery. But if you want to add propane appliances or you’re thinking about converting your home heat to propane, you need to talk with your local propane supplier about your tank size.

For example, if you have a 60-gallon tank now for minimal propane needs but want to install more gas appliances, you probably should upgrade to at least a 120-gallon tank. This tank size is ideal for homes using propane for such uses as stoves, clothes dryers and water heaters. If you want to add a propane fireplace and plan to use it a lot, you probably should opt for a larger tank. 

And if you’re planning to switch from another fuel to propane home heating, you should consider a 320- to 500-gallon tank. This lets you store the large amounts of propane that’s needed for whole-house heating.

Again, these are just examples. Your local Arizona propane provider has the knowledge and experience to help you select the right size propane tank specifically for your home.

With a propane tank for a home, deciding on the correct size is pretty simple, although there are some variables. Your Arizona propane supplier has knowledge of winter weather in your part of Arizona, so they’ll know what your propane heating needs are. Here are some of the other factors they will take into consideration:

  • the square footage of your home
  • what propane appliances you have in your home, such as heating, water heating, fireplaces, cooktop, stove, ovens or clothes dryer
  • the total BTUs of all of your propane appliances
  • whether you have a pool heater, as they are high BTU appliances

If you are concerned about price spikes in the propane market, you may want to get a larger propane tank. It also means you will require fewer deliveries. Your Arizona propane supplier can help you decide if that’s the right choice for you.

Depending on the size of your propane tank, you can also choose whether you want an aboveground propane tank or an underground propane tank.

Ready to add propane to your home and need a new propane tank? Contact your local Arizona propane supplier today!