For starters, you’re probably familiar with portable tanks like those you use with a grill. Those tanks usually give their capacity in pounds, which ranges from 5 to 100 pounds. But residential and commercial propane tanks are noticeably larger, and their size is given as their water capacity volume in gallons.
For your familiarity, propane is stored in a liquid state under pressure, and it always 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.
No matter whether you are looking for propane for your home or your business, size matters. There’s no one “typical” size, as most homes have tanks with a capacity from 150 and 500 gallons depending on their specific uses and requirements. For commercial applications, tanks can go over 1000 gallons and more.
To know what size tank you need, you need to know how you will use your propane. For a homeowner, it might be just for cooking, or for heating water, heating your home, and more. For a business, there are more variables to consider.
Either way, the pros at Rand Wade can take the guesswork out of calculating the best size tank for your needs. Here’s a general guideline to get you started:
Once we’ve helped you determine the best size tank for your needs, our in-house team of professionals can help determine the best location for your tank and make sure it’s installed safely. We’ve been installing tanks for all kinds of homes and businesses for more than 50 years!
In addition to a safely installed tank, you’ll want to be sure 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. And it’s what makes Rand Wade the local favorite for prompt, reliable, courteous propane delivery service to homes and businesses across eastern North Carolina.
Ready to get started? Rand Wade’s experts can help you understand all your options when it comes to propane tank sizes. Contact us today.