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What Sizes Are Residential Propane Tanks?

Parker Gas can take care of all your propane tank needs!

propane tank service north carolina If you’ve never used propane in your home and are considering converting to propane or moving to a propane-using home, you have a lot to look forward to!

Thanks to propane, your home will be more comfortable and efficient than ever before. Here are some of the perks you can look forward to:

With Parker Gas, you don’t have to worry about a thing when it comes to propane! We offer dependable delivery with our Automatic Delivery and wireless propane tank monitoring. Plus, we provide safe and expert installation of propane tanks. And if you’re looking to lease a tank, we offer that, too!

Parker Gas carries a wide range of propane tank sizes. This guide will give you an idea of the tank size you may need for your home.

120-gallon tank. If you only use propane for one appliance such as a range, a fireplace, or a clothes dryer, this size tank will work for you.

330-gallon tank. If you have multiple propane appliances in your home such as a water heater, range, fireplace, and clothes dryer then this tank size is perfect for you. Additionally, it’s the right size for a propane whole-house backup generator. If you have a small home, under 1,000 square feet, it may suffice for whole-house heating.

500-gallon tank. Most people who heat their homes with propane will need this tank size.

1,000-gallon tank. Tanks such as these are most often found in commercial and industrial settings, but they can also be used for larger homes that are heated with propane and also have numerous high-BTU propane appliances like pool and spa heaters.

What is inside a propane tank?

Even though you use propane gas, it is stored in your tank as a liquid. This occurs because propane must first be compressed into a liquid and then stored at below -44° F until you are ready to use it.

Propane is turned into a gas by opening the valve and lowering the internal pressure, which then exposes the propane to outside temperatures. The liquid propane (LPG) vaporizes, providing power to all of the propane appliances in your home.

Although propane is naturally scentless, an odorant, usually ethyl mercaptan, is added during production so that people can easily identify leaks. This smell has been described as similar to rotten eggs.

Propane tank safety information

It’s very important to know how to turn off the propane supply to your home in case of a leak, during severe weather, or if you need to evacuate your home. We can help you learn how.

The reasoning behind the color choice of a white or beige propane tank may not be apparent, but it is important to know that you should never paint it a darker color in order to help it blend in with its surroundings.

Excessive pressure levels inside propane tanks are often caused by heat. Liquid propane expands much quicker than water, at a rate of 17 times greater. A light-colored tank reflects heat better, keeping the liquid safe from expanding too quickly. On the other hand, dark colors absorb heat and can cause a dangerous expansion of the propane in your tank.

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