How to Choose the Right Propane Tank For Your Home

Written on: November 21, 2022

Lakes Gas makes having a propane tank easy!

gas tank installation Lakes Gas is your one-stop shop when it comes to propane tanks!

We carry a wide range of propane tank sizes and offer expert propane tank installation and worry-free propane tank leasing.

You also get dependable propane delivery. You can choose our convenient, hassle-free Automatic Delivery. And, for the ultimate peace of mind, we offer wireless propane tank monitoring.

What size propane tank do I need?

We’ve been in business for more than 60 years, and over that time, we’ve developed a personal, responsive service for our customers that extends to our propane tank services. We’ll choose the right propane tank for your home to fit your needs.

Simply because you and a friend have comparable homes, doesn’t mean that you will both need the same size propane tank. There are several factors that play into deciding the right sized propane tank for your home which include but are not limited to: how often you use propane, how many appliances in your home use propane, etc.

Lakes Gas carries these propane tank sizes. The information gives you an idea of the propane tank size you may need for your home.

120-gallon tanks. This size propane tank is ideal for use with one or two small appliances like a range or fireplace. These tanks are vertical, which many customers appreciate because they are less conspicuous in their yards.

250-gallon tank. Do you use propane for two or three appliances around your home, like a water heater, range, or space heater? This size will meet those needs. However, it is not a large enough tank if you heat your home with propane.

500-gallon tanks. If you use propane for home heating, this is the size tank you’ll need. Even if you don’t heat with propane but have three or more propane appliances such as a water heater, stove, fireplace or clothes dryer, you’ll need a tank this size. This is the size tank you’ll need for a propane whole-house backup generator. It can hold enough propane to provide your home with power for about one week. These are horizontal tanks, which means they’re shorter and wider so that they can be easily hidden with lattices, trellis or plants.

1,000-gallon tanks. Big tanks like this are most commonly found in commercial and industrial settings. But it you have a large home and use propane for high-BTU appliances, such as heating, pool and spa heating, cooking, or even just fireplaces, then this size tank may be required.

Should I buy or lease my propane tank?

Although you may appreciate the freedom that having your own propane tank entails, keep in mind that it also includes certain financial responsibilities. In addition to buying the tank and paying for installation, you are responsible for all future maintenance and repair costs. If you don’t properly care for your propane tank, you may not be able to get deliveries if your propane supplier deems your tank unsafe.

When you sign up for affordable propane tank leasing with Lakes Gas, you don’t have to worry about the hassle or expense! We take care of everything by installing your tank with a high-pressure regulator and mounting blocks. Relax knowing that we will take care of all the maintaining and repairs for your propane tank. We want you to have peace of mind about your tank’s safe operation.

Enjoy the comfort and convenience of propane tank installation and leasing with Lakes Gas! Get in touch with us today to get started.