Propane Tanks: Which Size is the Right Choice For You?

Written on: September 12, 2022

Pitmon Oil & Gas is here to help!

propane tanks oklahomaWhatever you need when it comes to a propane tank for your home, Pitmon Oil & Gas can meet those needs.

We install, service, and lease high-quality propane tanks and carry a full range of sizes to take care of whatever you use propane for in your home.

These are the tank sizes Pitmon Oil & Gas installs, and what they’re used for.

120-gallon tank. The smaller size of this tank is perfect for homes that use low-BTU propane appliances, such as ranges, water heaters, and space heaters. This tank is not big enough to for homes that use propane for whole-house heating.

500-gallon tank. Our customers who use propane for whole-house heating will need this size of tank. It can also handle other propane appliances like a water heater, fireplace, or range.

1,000-gallon tank. This tank is most often used for commercial purposes, but it can also heat water, entire homes, cook food, and power high-BTU appliances in large residences.

Which kind of propane tank you need

The sort of propane tank you choose is determined by how much propane you’ll need and when and how you intend to use it.

Horizontal propane tanks are large, high-capacity containers that are mostly used in homes where propane is the main source of heating. Homeowners who use these kinds of tanks don’t need deliveries as often.

Propane tanks that are vertical are commonly used for homes with propane appliances that aren’t run very often, such as clothes dryers, fireplaces, or ranges. These tanks tend to be more visually appealing because they blend in easier with its surroundings than horizontal tanks.

Where to place your propane tank

Propane tanks aren’t just placed at your home willy-nilly. Pitmon Oil & Gas is dedicated to the safe installation of your propane tank, and that includes following all local, state, and federal regulations regarding propane tank installation and placement. These are some of the most important regulations:

Propane tanks under 125 gallons water capacity: Must be at least 10 feet from a window air conditioner and a minimum of five feet from a crawl space opening.

Propane tanks between 125 and 500 gallons water capacity: Must be placed a minimum of 10 feet from a building and at least 10 feet from a line of adjoining property.

Propane tanks up to 2,000 gallons water capacity: Must be placed a minimum of 25 feet from the building and no part of a tank can be less than 10 feet from a building or line of adjoining property.

Why you should lease your propane tank

You are facing a big bill upfront if you choose to purchase your propane tank. The national average for buying a propane tank and installing it at your home can range from about $500 to more than $3,00. It all depends on the size of your tank, where it’s going to be installed, and if it is going to be installed aboveground or underground.

That is only the beginning of your costs. Owning your propane tank means you are on the hook for everything related to it, including maintenance and repairs. Propane tanks also need regular inspections, so you are responsible for that and the cost as well.

When you choose affordable propane tank leasing from Pitmon Oil & Gas, those expenses and hassles are gone! We handle everything from installing your propane tank to all maintenance and repair costs. You save work, worry, and money!

Become a Pitmon Oil & Gas customer for the best propane tank installation and service in Southern and Central Oklahoma!