What Size Propane Tank Does My Home Need?

Written on: May 15, 2023

Always have propane with Boehlke Bottled Gas!

gas tank sizes Ozaukee county, wi For propane tanks and service you can trust, look no further than Boehlke Bottled Gas. With unparalleled expertise and customer service, Boehlke makes adding a propane tank to your home a straightforward and worry-free process.

Our propane tanks come in a wide range of sizes, so you can be sure you’ll get the size that will meet your home’s propane needs now and for years to come without worrying about needing frequent propane deliveries.

Whether you opt for an aboveground or underground tank, we can get the job done right. Be assured that we follow all safety regulations and local codes during your propane tank installation.

Leasing a propane tank from us is a hassle-free and cost-efficient option. You don’t have to worry about the expenses of buying and installing a tank, and we take care of maintaining and repairing it for you.

Choosing the proper propane tank size

We have compiled a list of common propane tank sizes and their corresponding uses to help you determine which size would be most suitable for your needs.

120-gallon tanks – These tanks are suitable for providing energy to one or two propane appliances such as a water heater.

250-gallon tanks – If you have two or three appliances, such as a range, space heater, or pool heater, this size will likely work for you.

320-gallon tanks – Tanks of this size are recommended for homes with more than three appliances. They are not recommended for whole-house heating.

500-gallon tanks – If you use propane for whole-house heating, you need this size tank.

1,000-gallon tanks – These tanks of a certain size are primarily utilized for commercial and industrial purposes but can also be found in very large residential homes that rely on propane for various tasks including home heating, pool and spa heating, water heating, ranges, and fireplaces.

How much propane do I need?

This is an important factor when it comes to determining which propane tank size is right for your home.

The amount of propane you use depends on various factors. If you use propane to heat your home, the size of your home, how well it is insulated, and the efficiency of your propane heating system are all significant determinants of your propane usage.

To determine the appropriate tank size, we need to know how many propane appliances are present in your home. If your home has multiple propane appliances, such as a water heater, range, fireplace, clothes dryer, and heating system, you will need a larger tank than if you only use propane for one or two appliances without heating your home. We will discuss your propane usage in detail to ensure that you receive the right tank size.

During the discussion, we will also touch upon your future plans that may impact your propane usage. For instance, if you plan to expand your family, have elderly parents move in, or adult children return home, you’ll likely require more propane for heating and water heating. Making additions to your home, such as building an additional room or converting an attic or sunporch into a livable space, can also affect your propane consumption.

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