Sizes of Propane Tanks

Written on: September 18, 2023

Lakes Gas has the right propane tank for your Upper Midwest home!

gas tank installation minnesota If you’re new to having propane in your home, or are adding more propane appliances to it, you’re likely in the market for a propane tank.

Lakes Gas takes care of everything when it comes to propane tanks! We offer expert propane tank installation, propane tank leasing, and wireless propane tank monitoring.

Why spend a fortune purchasing a propane tank upfront when leasing from Lakes Gas offers such an incredible value? Our affordable propane tank leasing program ensures that having a propane tank at your home is hassle-free. We will install your propane tank and take care of all maintenance and repair needs. With Lakes Gas, you can enjoy the convenience and peace of mind without any worries.

What size propane tank do I need?

Bigger may not always be better and smaller may be inadequate. Let’s go over the tank sizes available at Lakes Gas so you have a better idea which one will work for your home.

120-gallon tank: This particular propane tank size is ideal for powering one or two small appliances, like a range or fireplace. Many customers favor the vertical design because it seamlessly blends into their yards, ensuring a less intrusive appearance. These tanks are installed aboveground.

250-gallon tank: If you depend on propane for a few appliances in your household, like a water heater, range, or space heater, this tank size will be suitable. However, if you rely on propane to heat your entire home, it will not be adequate. These tanks are installed aboveground.

500-gallon tank: If you use propane for home heating, this tank size is required. Even if you don’t use propane for heating, but have three or more propane appliances like a water heater, stove, fireplace, or clothes dryer, this tank size is necessary. It is also the appropriate tank size for a propane whole-house backup generator, capable of providing power to your home for approximately one week. These tanks are designed to be horizontal, which makes them shorter and wider, allowing for easy concealment with lattices, trellis, or plants. You have the option of choosing aboveground or underground installation.

1,000-gallon tank: These large tanks are commonly seen in commercial and industrial settings. However, if you have a spacious home and rely on propane for high-BTU appliances such as heating, pool and spa heating, cooking, or even fireplaces, then a tank of this size might be necessary. Both aboveground and underground installation are options for this tank.

Wireless tank monitoring makes having propane easy!

Another benefit of being a Lakes Gas customer is our worry-free wireless propane tank monitor.

The Lakes Gas wireless propane tank monitor utilizes cutting-edge cellular and wireless technology, akin to that found in smartphones. This enables us to stay continuously informed, providing real-time updates on the propane level in your tank, 24/7. As soon as your propane tank gauge reaches a predetermined level, a notification is sent to Lakes Gas. Upon receiving the notification, we will promptly schedule a propane delivery to ensure uninterrupted service.

You will also receive a notification via the Lakes Gas app. Moreover, our app allows you to conveniently monitor your propane fuel levels from any device with an internet connection, including your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

With propane tank installation and leasing from Lakes Gas, having propane in your home is worry-free! Become a customer today.