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What Size Propane Tank Do I Need For My Home?

Written on: August 3, 2020

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Make sure you have enough propane!

Are you in the market for a new propane tank for your Hudson Valley home?

It could be for one of many reasons. It may be that your current propane tank is getting on in years and you want to upgrade. You might be building a new home or renovating your existing home and want to add propane appliances. Prior home additions or adding propane appliances may mean that your current propane tank size isn’t big enough for you anymore.

At Kimlin Energy, we get that our customers are unique and have a wide range of needs when it comes to propane. That’s why we offer so many propane tank sizes!

A guide to propane tank sizes

Our propane experts will discuss thoroughly with you your circumstances, the size of your home, how many propane appliances you use, and if you plan on adding more propane appliances.

With that information, we’ll determine what size tank will best meet your needs. Before you get together, look over this guide so you’ll have an idea of what to expect.

20-, 30-, 40- or 100-pound cylinders
These tanks are portable. They’re used for things like gas grills, RVs, camp stoves, and portable heaters.

60-gallon tanks
If you’re only using propane for one small appliance, like a space heater, this would be the size you will likely get.

120-gallon tanks
Some propane appliances use a lot more propane, like stoves, water heaters, and clothes dryers. This is the tank for those. However, it isn’t big enough if you also heat your home with propane.

320- to 500-gallon tanks
If you heat your home with propane, you’ll likely be getting one of these sizes. Which one depends on the size of your home, and how many other propane appliances you use.

1,000-gallon tanks
These tanks are most commonly used in commercial or industrial settings. But is you have a very large home , and use propane for heating and several appliances, including high-Btu appliances like pool heaters, you may need this.

Have questions about a propane tank for your home? Contact us and we’ll help you out!