Posted: December 11, 2023
If you are thinking about becoming a propane customer, you have probably learned and realized that propane tanks come in a variety of sizes. For homeowners, this means that the propane tank size that works for your neighbor may not necessarily work for you and your needs.
So how exactly do you go about choosing a propane tank that is the right size for you?
Before we can dive into choosing the right propane tank size for you and your family, let’s take a look at exactly what the size options are.
Residential propane tanks tend to come in a few standard sizes:
Selecting the right size propane tank is an important decision and one that a good amount of thought should be put into. You cannot simply get the same size propane tank that your neighbor has, even if your houses are the same exact size. As mentioned, just because a tank of a certain size works for your friend or neighbor does not mean a tank of the same size will work for you and your family.
There are multiple factors that should be taken into account when you’re determining what size propane tank you should get. They include:
Here is another important thing to know about propane tanks, which may influence your decision regarding what size propane tank you should get – propane tanks should never be 100% full. In fact, it is recommended that propane tanks only be 80% full at a time. This leaves extra room for the gas to expand, which it inevitably will.
What this means is that a 120-gallon propane tank only holds about 96 gallons of propane at a time. A 500-gallon tank holds about 400 gallons of propane at once.
This is important to keep in mind when deciding what size propane tank you should get and when you’re estimating how much propane you are going to use on a regular basis.
Whatever size propane tank you decide to get, Hill Gas can install and service it. Plus, you can count on us for reliable propane deliveries throughout Central Texas.