If you’re thinking of replacing your propane tank—or making the switch to propane power—you need to decide what size tank you need. And when it comes to propane tanks, size matters.
Why is that? For starters, if your propane storage tank is too small, you’ll need to order propane too often—or risk the cost and hassle of runouts. Getting a big tank means you’ll need fewer refills—and you may be able to avoid or lessen the sting from price spikes. But a bigger tank is, well, bigger, so you’ll need space to bury it which can prove to be a costly endeavor. And if it’s above-ground, a huge tank can be less attractive aesthetically.
Here’s what you need to consider when choosing a propane storage tank for your home:
For most people, the choice falls between two sizes: 250 gallons or 500 gallons, and here are some guidelines:
A 250-gallon tank is right for you if:
A 500-gallon tank is the choice for:
There are a lot of variables to consider, and the pros at Depew Energy are here to help you take the guesswork out of calculating the best size tank for your needs.
You can lease a tank from us 100% hassle-free, which means we’re responsible for all maintenance and repairs. Homeowners throughout the Hudson Valley trust Depew for great service—including reliable, automatic deliveries and wireless tank monitoring to prevent runouts.
Contact us for more information on our available services or to get started on bringing a new or replacement propane tank to your home.