Propane Tanks: Which Style And Size Is Best For You?

Written on: September 28, 2020

Pitmon Oil & Gas will help you choose!

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There are many reasons you may be shopping around for a new propane tank.

Perhaps you are building a new home or renovating your current one. You could be converting your home to propane for heating and more. Or you already have propane in your home and are adding more great propane appliances like a propane range, fireplace, clothes dryer, or space heater, so you need a larger propane tank than the one you currently have.

But what size propane tank do you need? That’s where the knowledge and experience of the propane professionals at Pitmon Oil & Gas comes in handy! We’ll thoroughly discuss with you how you use propane in your home, how you want to manage your propane delivery, and use that information to help you find the right size of propane tank. Our trained and experienced tank service technicians will expertly and safely install it. And we offer work-free, worry-free propane tank leasing!

Here’s a primer on propane tank styles and sizes so you have an idea of what you may need before you sit down with us.

Propane tank styles

The style of propane tank you will have installed depends on how much propane you will be using, and how you’ll be using it.

Horizontal propane tanks are large, high-capacity containers typically used in homes and businesses where propane is used for heating. Their higher capacity means you won’t need as many propane deliveries.

Vertical propane cylinders are usually installed for appliances which are used intermittently, like for cooking or clothes drying. The smaller, vertical tanks can be placed right up to a building or near a property line, so they blend in better.

Propane tank sizes

Pitmon Oil & Gas offers a wide range of propane tank sizes, so we’ll have one that meets your needs.

120-gallon tank. This is a smaller tank and is commonly used for low-Btu propane appliances such as ranges, water heaters, and space and wall heaters. It is not large enough for whole-house heating.

500-gallon tank. Are you using propane to heat your home? This is the size tank you will need.

1,000-gallon tank. While this big tank is most commonly used in commercial applications, it can also be used at large residential homes that use propane for heating, water heating, cooking, and high-Btu appliances like pool heaters.

Contact us to learn more about our propane delivery services!