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Can I Bury a Propane Tank at My Home?

Understanding the Pros and Cons of Underground Propane Tanks

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If you’re in the market for a new propane tank for your Hudson Valley home, Depew Energy is your one-stop shop!

We’ll help you select the right sized propane tank for your home based on your home’s size, as well as your propane needs and how many propane appliances you currently use—or plan to install.
Depew Energy has the skilled, experienced propane tank installation professionals and the equipment to handle both underground and aboveground installations. Both can be done in a single day!

We also provide the region’s most dependable propane delivery.

Aboveground or Underground?

Depew Energy installs top-quality propane tanks built for durability. Aboveground propane tanks have an average life expectancy of 30 years. Underground propane tanks’ average life expectancy is about 25 years, depending on the soil it is buried in.

The biggest advantage underground propane tanks offer is arguably exactly what you’d expect it to be—You don’t see them! By placing your tank underground, they don’t stick out among your landscaping or take up space in the yard.

Underground propane tanks are additionally protected from temperature fluctuations that can lead to decreases or expansions of pressure inside the tank—this better protects the functionality in extreme weather such as mid-summer or in the heart of cold winter.

If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, we’ll make sure that your underground propane tank is properly installed to prevent floating. Floating is what happens when an underground tank isn’t secured and it’s floating in excess water. That floating can crack the tank, damage propane supply lines, and damage your yard.

You can trust the propane tank installation professionals at Depew Energy to safely install your propane tank to the highest industry safety standards and to meet all federal, state, and local regulations against these types of issues.

Leasing or Buying a Tank?

You may have additional questions surrounding what’s better—to lease or own your tank outright. To start, there are numerous expenses associated with purchasing and installing a propane tank that you might not be initially familiar with. There can be maintenance or repair costs that come up, too. And these expenses quickly add up to thousands of dollars—and you’re on the hook for all of them. It can be difficult to budget for propane tank maintenance on top of a high up-front cost.

But that’s exactly why we offer affordable leasing options with no responsibility for maintenance or repairs! Here are the main reasons our customers love our easy, hassle-free tank leasing:

  1. Whatever size home and propane needs you have, Depew Energy offers a propane tank size that will fit. Our propane experts will work with you to make sure you get the right one that’s not too big—or too small.
  2. Our professionals will make sure your tank is properly installed and maintained to the highest levels of safety.
  3. There’s no work or worry for you. When you own your tank, you are responsible for maintenance and repairs. With a leased tank from Depew Energy, we take care of all of that. Plus, we’ll swap out your old tank when you switch to us!
  4. It’s affordable, with predictable monthly costs so you don’t face any surprise maintenance or repair bills!

Contact us to learn more about our propane tank installation and leasing services, today!