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