Find the Right Size Propane Tank for Your Home
In the world of propane there are a few different tanks that you can choose from, and all depends on how you use propane. The right size tank will be dependent on the size of your home, the appliances that use propane, and your geological location. Here in the Delaware Valley, we experience colder temperatures in the winter, which means you will go through propane much quicker. So, if you are using propane to heat your home throughout the winter, we recommend opting for a larger tank.
Fun Fact: Similar to water, propane expands when heat is added to it. The difference? With the same temperature increase, propane will increase in volume nearly 17 times greater than water! To allow for expansion Propane tanks are only able to be filled to 80%.
1000 Gallon Propane Tank
This tank holds up to 800 gallons of propane when it is full. If you have a larger home or your home appliances all run on propane, this is the right size tank for you!
500 Gallon Propane Tank
This size tank is mainly used for heating homes but is also perfect for homes that have 2-3 propane appliances. These appliances could be space heaters, generators, or hot water heaters. This tank holds 400 gallons of propane when full.
250 Gallon Propane Tank
Holding 200 gallons of propane, this tank is ideal for homes that use propane as the source for their supplemental heating. This tank would also work for homes that use propane for 2 home appliances such as water heaters, pool heaters, or generators.
120 Gallon Propane Tank
The 120-gallon propane tank, also know as the 420 lb. propane tank, works for homes that uses 1-2 residential appliances. This tank holds 96 gallons of propane when full and is most used for a hot water heater or space heater alone but can also be paired with another small appliance like a dryer or stove.
No matter what your propane needs are, you can count on Styer Propane to always deliver! Call us today to discuss the right propane tank for your home.