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How Long Does Propane Last?

Written on: March 18, 2024

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propane Dutchess County, NY Take a peek inside your refrigerator. You’ll notice that almost every food or drink in there comes with an expiration date. The same goes for the medications in your medicine cabinet. Even the gasoline for your car or lawnmower only lasts for three to six months.

What is the shelf life of propane before it deteriorates? Here’s one of the reasons that propane is such a great choice for your Hudson Valley home: Propane will not go bad!

Propane, a stable fuel that does not degrade, is an excellent choice for long-term storage. For instance, imagine your propane standby generator has remained unused for more than a year. Even after such a prolonged period, you can rest assured that its fuel will be readily available should the power grid unexpectedly fail tomorrow in your neck of the woods. This reliability and peace of mind make propane an invaluable resource for both emergency situations and everyday life.

That is one reason why so many of your neighbors choose propane to power their homes and warm their families. It is a safe, clean-burning fuel that can last for years without losing its quality.

With reliable propane delivery and expert service from Kimlin Energy, including our worry-free Automatic Delivery, you can be assured your home will always have the propane it needs to stay warm and comfortable.

What’s the life expectancy of a propane tank?

In today’s modern era, home propane tanks are meticulously designed and engineered to prioritize safety and durability above all else. Each tank is carefully constructed using premium quality materials and state-of-the-art corrosion-proofing techniques, ensuring its longevity and robustness. With regular and proper maintenance, a top-notch tank like the ones we offer at Kimlin Energy can effortlessly endure for a remarkable span of 30 years, or perhaps even longer, providing you with reliable and uninterrupted propane supply throughout the years.

When it comes to underground propane tanks, their lifespan is slightly influenced by the soil conditions prevailing in your specific area. However, even in such cases, these underground tanks still boast an impressive lifespan of approximately 20 to 30 years, making them a dependable choice for long-term propane storage and utilization.

How long will my full tank of propane last?

The length of time your home’s propane supply lasts depends on a few factors. Firstly, it’s influenced by the size of your propane tank and the propane-fired appliances you have at home. Let’s take a residential furnace as an example. It generates around 100,000 Btu of heat, and did you know that one gallon of propane equals about 92,000 Btu? So, if your furnace is running at full power for an hour, it’ll typically use up approximately one gallon of propane.

The usage of propane appliances such as water heaters, stoves, clothes dryers, or gas fireplaces can significantly impact your propane consumption. In a cold week, a typical home heated by propane would consume approximately 92.4 to 277.2 gallons, depending on capacity and usage duration. For instance, at 25% capacity, the consumption would be around 92.4 gallons per week, while at 75% capacity for 12 hours per day, it would increase to 277.2 gallons per week.

If you have a 500-gallon propane tank, it may be necessary to schedule a delivery every two to four weeks during the coldest months of the year. However, during warmer months, you can extend the time between deliveries. Our team is here to assist you in determining the optimal propane tank size, reducing the frequency of propane deliveries and ensuring maximum efficiency.

With dependable propane delivery and expert service from Kimlin Energy, you can enjoy all that propane has to offer to your home! Become a customer today.