You’ve probably used a portable propane cylinder to fire up your grill once or twice before. It’s easy to know what size you need—after all, the manufacturers’ instructions that came with your grill probably suggested the right size. But if you’re a new homeowner who’s never run a home with propane—or thinking of making the switch to propane—knowing what size propane tank you need for your home isn’t so obvious.
To know what size tank you need, you need to know how you will use your propane. Is it just for cooking, heating water, heating your home, or more? There are a lot of variables to consider, but the pros at Rand Wade are here to help you take the guesswork out of calculating the best size tank for your needs.
The first thing to know is that, unlike portable tanks, which usually give their capacity in pounds, residential propane tank size is usually given as their water capacity volume in gallons. 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.
Here’s a rundown of the most common tank sizes and their applicable uses:
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. We’ve been providing propane tank installation for all kinds of homes and businesses for more than 45 years here in North Carolina! Whether you’re new to propane or just need to replace your tank, we’re here to answer all your questions.
Once you have your tank, you’ll want to ensure you have reliable propane delivery service to ensure you always have propane. You want a company that puts customers first. That inherently means offering fair, transparent pricing, but it also means offering real value and true reliability, with products and services designed to make your life easier.
Rand Wade has been dedicated to prompt, reliable, courteous propane delivery service to homes and businesses across Greene County, Lenoir County, Pitt County, Wayne County or Wilson County, North Carolina for almost half a century. Contact us today to learn more and get started on becoming a customer.