Propane tanks can last a while—decades, even—so if you’ve never had to get a new one, you may not know where to start. Whether you’re a new homeowner or you need propane for your business or other commercial use, the pros at Rand Wade Oil can help.
Propane tank size is usually given as their water capacity volume in gallons. The exception is refillable tanks, which are often referred to in pounds. Since propane is stored in a liquid state under pressure, it needs room to expand into a vapor. That’s why propane tanks are “filled” to 80% of its water capacity.
For example, a 120-gallon tank will hold approximately 100 gallons of propane when completely full.
To know what size tank you need, you need to know how you will use your propane:
Once we’ve helped you determine the best size tank for your needs, our pros can help determine the best location for your tank and make sure it’s installed safely. With 45 years of experience behind us, we’ve installed tanks for all kinds of homes and businesses and dealt with all kinds of logistical and location challenges. We also offer prompt and reliable propane delivery service to homes and businesses across Greene County, Lenoir County, Pitt County, Wayne County and Wilson County.
Today’s propane tanks are built with safety and durability in mind. Aboveground propane tanks are designed to withstand the elements for 30 years or more before they need to be replaced. Some aluminum and composite cylinders can last even longer. On the other hand, underground propane tanks can have a shorter average life expectancy, between 20 to 30 years, depending on the soil type and whether the tank was installed properly.
Rand Wade will come to your North Carolina home or business to assess your situation and find the propane tank solution that will meet all your needs. Contact us today for more information—and for a FREE estimate.