Sizes of Propane Tanks For Home or Business

Sizes of Propane Tanks For Home or Business

Ensure that you have adequate fuel for your gas-fired systems and appliances

propane tank service Snowflake, AZ If you’ve never used propane for your residential or commercial equipment before, you could reasonably be in the dark about how large of a propane tank you need. That’s why it pays to have an experienced and responsive fuel supplier working with you to ensure adequate fuel storage for your needs.
Otherwise, you might be calling for a propane delivery way too often!

Sierra Propane leases, sells, installs and maintains propane tanks in a range of sizes. We’ve helped households, businesses, farms and other customers from Eagar, Arizona, to Quemado, New Mexico. Here’s a rundown of tank size considerations.

Propane Tank Size Guide

If you’re looking for a stationary propane tank, you need to consider what kind of equipment and space it will be supplying fuel for.

Some of the tank sizes we frequently install are:

Tank Size Applications
120-gallon tank Powers an RV, shop or garage with one or two propane appliances.
250-gallon tank Powers multiple propane appliances.
320-gallon tank Powers heating/appliances for 2,500–4,500 square-foot homes.
500-gallon tank Powers heating/appliances houses that are over 4,500 square feet or completely “off-grid.”
1,000-gallon tank Powers extremely large homes and commercial spaces.

Our commercial propane customers often require even larger storage options. At Sierra Propane, we can handle the installation of large-scale tanks, gas lines and vaporizers — whatever your business needs!

Tank size and propane capacity aren’t the same.

One important thing to note when choosing a propane tank is that aboveground propane tanks are only filled up to 80 percent.

Propane expands and contracts as the temperature fluctuates, just like water. But compared to water, propane’s volume increases 17 times more! So propane delivery personnel always allow 20 percent empty space to account for this expansion. This is called the “80 percent fill rule.”

Variables that determine propane tank size.

Whenever our team of propane technicians helps a customer choose a propane tank, we take several factors into consideration:

Sierra Propane can provide you with the ideal propane tank!

There are good reasons that most Sierra Propane customers lease tanks from us. We handle installation and maintenance for you, and we will happily swap out your tank if your fueling needs change. Also, we offer wireless propane tank monitoring so that you can track your fuel levels on your phone!

Let’s get started finding the right propane tank for your home or business. Contact Sierra Propane today!

What is a Propane Space Heater?

An adaptable, efficient way to warm hard-to-reach parts of your home or business

space heaters Quemado, NM Propane provides some of the most robust, efficient heat of any fuel. It’s also tremendously adaptable. You can power a whole house’s heating, hot water, cooking and other appliances from your on-site propane tank. Alternatively, you can power a single appliance with a small tank or cylinder.

The same is true of space heating. Propane space heaters provide effective warmth for difficult-to-reach spaces, including garages, guest houses and workshops. They come in various sizes and can be used for a range of personal and commercial needs. Since propane is a clean-burning fuel, with minimal carbon dioxide or particulate matter emissions, you can feel comfortable using it to heat your spaces.

Sierra Propane provides space heating and temp heating solutions to customers in Navajo, Apache, Catron, Cibola and Socorro counties. We can help you find a propane space heating solution that’s right for you.

Direct-vent versus unvented propane space heaters

When choosing a space heater for your home, you’ll first need to determine if you need a direct-vent or unvented model. Here’s a brief rundown of the differences between these two products:

Portable propane space heating

Portable propane space heaters do not connect to your home’s stationary propane tank. Instead, they connect to a gas canister or portable propane cylinder. This makes them ideal for campsites or outbuildings like studios or workshops. These products come in a wide range of sizes and produce different heat levels. They also have safety features that automatically shut off if they detect unsafe heat or oxygen depletion.

Propane temp heat for commercial use

So many commercial ventures require temporary space heating in our part of the country. Propane is an excellent option. Here are a few of the businesses that turn to Sierra Propane for space heating:

Sierra Propane is a full-service heating and fuel provider.

Whether you’re a homeowner with a frigid additional room or a business owner who needs dependable temp heat to facilitate operations, Sierra Propane can be your space heating partner. We offer space heaters for rental or sale, and our skilled, safety-conscious team takes care of propane storage and gas connections.

Plus, once your space heaters are in place, Sierra Propane can handle propane tank refills on your schedule.

Don’t let the winter chill lower your productivity or quality of life. Get in touch with our team right away.