A storage tank is the heart of a propane-powered home, and choosing the right one isn’t always as easy as you might think (a big reason why we typically choose your tank when you become a Briles Oil & Gas customer).
Still, it’s always best to know as much as you can as a consumer, so we have prepared this short guide to talk about sizing your propane tank.
Propane Tank Sizes
Residential propane tanks come in sizes ranging from 100 to more than 1,000 gallons. The most common propane tank sizes we offer include:
- 120-gallon – Good for most propane applications except whole-house heating. Equipment may include stoves, clothes dryers, water heaters, space heaters, generators or fireplaces. Good for homes that use propane for two or more propane appliances.
- 330- to 500-gallon tanks – These tanks are generally designed for households using 100–200 gallons a month; a 500-gallon propane tank will be appropriate to heat most houses ranging from 2,500 to 4,500 square feet.
- 1,000-gallon tanks (and larger) – These tanks are used for large residential applications (4,500+ square feet) or commercial and industrial applications.
On Leasing Vs. Buying Your Tank
Generally speaking, the disadvantages of owning your propane tank far outweigh the benefits.
For example, when you purchase your own propane tank, you are responsible for all installation and maintenance tasks and costs associated with your tank, including repair, replacement, and parts. You are also responsible for periodic tank recertification according to local and state laws, along with any fees charged by a supplier for using a tank that they don’t maintain and didn’t install.
When you lease a propane tank, on the other hand, the supplier is responsible for installing and maintaining your tank – including securing the licensing and other common and specific requirements needed within your state.
No-hassle propane tank installations in Asheboro, Ramseur, and Denton, NC
When you sign on as a Briles customer, we’ll provide you a propane storage tank and set you up in Asheboro, Ramseur, Denton or a nearby community in Davidson, Moore, Alamance, Chatham, Montgomery or Randolph County, NC.
Whatever your preference or need, Briles Oil & Gas can provide the best advice on propane tank installations in North Carolina. Contact us today to learn more.