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What Size Propane Tank Do I Need?

propane tank sizes tennesseeThe storage tank is the heart of any propane-powered home. The question is how big should that heart be? Let’s take a look at some propane tank sizing basics to find out.

Propane tank sizing basics

If properly installed and maintained, propane tanks can last for decades – 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 residential use, with aboveground models ranging from small 56-gallon vertical propane cylinders to power smaller appliances to 1000-gallon horizontal tanks for large homes and some commercial applications (underground tanks can be even larger).

Some common propane tank sizes are:

  • 100 pound (holds about 25 gallons of propane when full) – Typically used to power smaller appliances such as home fireplaces, cooking ranges, dryers, and barbecues; also used in some small temporary heat applications.
  • 420 pound (holds about 96 gallons of propane when filled to 80 percent) – Used for home and water heating, plus dryers, fireplaces, generators, and pool heat.
  • 500 gallon (holds about 400 gallons of propane when filled to 80 percent) – Used to heat houses that range from 2,500 to 4,500 square feet. Also used in medium-duty heating, commercial cooking, dry cleaning, crop drying and temporary heating applications.
  • 1000 gallon (holds about 800 gallons of propane when filled to 80 percent) –Commonly used in larger home systems (appropriate for most houses ranging from 4,500 square feet and up).  This size is also used for commercial heating, commercial cooking, dry cleaning, crop drying and temporary 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 new home addition, or perform a whole house propane conversion, our experts will help you find a solution that meets your space, lifestyle, and budget needs.

Did you know that new Admiral Propane customers get a FREE propane tank set with all new installations and tank swaps? It’s true! You’ll also get a free propane tank rental on tanks 250 gallons and larger, plus a first fill discount. Contact us today to learn more, or to become an Admiral Propane customer!