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What Propane Tank Size Should I Get?

Written on: December 19, 2022

Johnny Prescott can take care of your propane tank needs!

propane tanks new hampshire If you’ve never used propane in your home but are considering it, or if you’re moving to a propane-powered home, know that you’re about to experience some serious benefits!

A home that uses propane provides occupants with greater energy efficiency, comfort, and amenities. Here are some of the benefits you can expect.

You can enjoy all of this and more with Johnny Prescott’s complete propane services! We provide dependable propane delivery with our option of Automatic Delivery. We also give you safe, expert propane tank installation and affordable propane tank leasing.

If you are wondering what propane tank size you need, Dale has propane tanks in a complete range of sizes.

120-gallon and 150-gallon tank. These tank sizes will be enough if you only use propane for one appliance such as a clothes dryer, range, or fireplace.

250-gallon tank. This tank is the right size for a home with multiple propane appliances, such as a water heater, range, fireplace, and clothes dryer. Keep in mind though that it’s not large enough to provide whole-house heating.

500-gallon tank. This is the tank size you will need if you heat your home with propane.

1,000-gallon tank. Though commonly used in industries and businesses, these tanks can also be useful for very large homes with multiple appliances that use a lot of propane, like whole-house heating or pool and spa heaters.

What is inside a propane tank?

Yes, propane is inside your tank. But it isn’t the gas that comes into your home. That’s because propane must first be compressed into a liquid before it can enter your tank. The propane is pressurized and then stored below its boiling point of -44°F, where it will remain a liquid until you are ready to use it.

By opening the valve, you lower the internal pressure of the propane in your tank which then exposes it to outside temperatures. As a result, the liquid propane (LPG) turns into a vapor and provides power to all appliances in your home that use propane.

Propane is an invisible and odorless gas. To make it detectable, an odorant, usually ethyl mercaptan. is added during processing. The smell of the odorant is often described as being like rotten eggs.

Important propane tank facts

It is critical that you know how to turn off your propane tank’s supply valve in the event of a leak, severe weather, or needing to evacuate your home. We’ll be happy to teach you.

A white or beige propane tank may not be the most attractive thing in your yard, but there is a reason for that color choice: safety. You should never paint it a darker color to make it blend in with your landscaping.

Excessive pressure build-up inside a propane tank is usually caused by heat. Liquid propane expands 17 times faster than water. A white or beige tank reflects heat, keeping the liquid propane cooler and safer from too much pressure. Dark colors absorb heat and can cause the dangerous expansion of liquid propane.

Need a propane tank for your New Hampshire home? Johnny Prescott has you covered! Contact us today to learn more about our propane tank installation and leasing!