Propane Storage Tank: What Size Should Mine Be?

what size propane tank do I need? greene county

Your propane storage tank is the heart of your propane-powered home – but how big should that heart be? Let’s take a look.

A propane tank can last for decades (assuming it’s properly installed and maintained), so it pays to take the time to make sure you get the right tool for the job.

Propane tanks come in a number of sizes for use in homes, with models ranging from 100-gallon vertical propane cylinders to power smaller appliances to 1000-gallon horizontal tanks for estates and some commercial applications. Underground propane tanks can be even larger.

Some common propane tank sizes are:

  • 100 gallon – Typically use with a heating load that includes smaller appliances such as propane fireplaces, cooking ranges, dryers, and barbecues, but not central home heating.
  • 325-500 gallon – Used to heat houses that range from 2,500 to 4,500 square feet. Also used in medium-duty commercial propane applications.
  • 1000 gallon – Used in large home systems (4,500+ square feet) as well as substantial commercial heating, cooking, dry cleaning, crop drying and temporary propane construction heating.

If you’re not sure what sized propane tank you need for your home or business, give us a call – whether you want to upgrade and existing tank, add a tank for a home addition, or any other propane application, our experts will help you find a solution that meets your space, lifestyle, and budget needs.

Shopping for a new propane tank in eastern Tennessee and southern Virginia? Our propane experts can assess your needs and help you choose the tank size that’s right for you. Contact us today to learn more about propane tank installations in TN and VA!