Types of Propane Tanks And Their Uses

Propane Tanks 101

propane tanks Middleton, ny If you’re new to propane, all the sizes and capacities might seem confusing: Why are the propane tanks you use to fire up your grill measured in pounds, but when you hear about larger propane tanks it’s all about gallons? How do you know what tank is the right size for your needs? Whether you’re a new homeowner who has never run a home with propane, or you’re thinking of making the switch to propane, the pros at Depew can help you understand all your options when it comes to choosing and installing a propane storage tank for your home or business.

Gallons or Pounds?

Propane, also known as “Liquid Propane Gas” or LPG, is stored in a liquid state under pressure. When dispensing propane into a large tank, it’s much easier to measure the quantity in gallons. But for smaller tanks, weight is an easier measurement. That’s why the portable tanks you use with your grill or RV are measured in pounds, but residential propane tank size is usually given as their water capacity volume in gallons.

In addition, the liquid gas needs room to expand into a vapor in order to flow through your gas lines. That’s why propane tanks are “filled” to 80% of its liquid capacity. For example, a 120-gallon tank will hold approximately 100 gallons of propane.

Size Matters

Knowing how you will use your propane—just for cooking, or for heating water, heating your home, and more—is the key to determining what size tank you will need. There are a lot of variables to consider, but we can help you take the guesswork out of calculating the best size tank for your needs.

Here’s a general guide to tank size:

The pros at Depew have years of experience, so they can help you choose the best size tank for your needs. They will also help identify the best location for your tank, including whether underground or above ground is best, and make sure it’s installed safely. We’ve been installing tanks for all kinds of homes and businesses for more than 20 years. Whether you’re new to propane or just need to replace your tank, we’re here to answer all your questions.

Propane Delivery

Just as important as having the right size tank is knowing that you have reliable propane delivery service to ensure you always have propane. So it’s good to know that customers across the Hudson Valley choose Depew for prompt, safe, and courteous heating and cooling services as well as propane and heating oil delivery for their homes and businesses.

Contact us today to learn more and become a customer.