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Choosing the Best Tank for Your Home

propane tanks north carolinaAt LG Jordan Oil Co., our expert team of technicians and sales staff can help you find the ideal propane tank for your home. We can even set you up with wireless tank monitoring, so you always know how much fuel you have on hand!

We also want to provide North Carolina families with the knowledge to be sure they have the proper fuel storage and identify their tanks’ different parts. Here’s a rundown on the different propane tank sizes and features:

Which Tank Size Is Right for Your Home?

There are many kinds of portable and stationary propane tanks on the market. When you think of grilling and small appliances like fire pits, you’ll probably want the standard-sized 20-pound propane cylinder. We can refill and recertify these cylinders at our Apex showroom.

Regarding on-site home propane tanks, here are the most common sizes.

Tank Size Purpose
120- gallon tank This can hold up to 96 gallons of propane and power a couple of appliances (stove, clothes dryer, gas log, water heater, etc.)
250-gallon tank Holding about 200 gallons of propane, this can fuel whole-home heating systems on a smaller home, plus power one or two appliances.
500-gallon tank Holding up to 400 gallons of propane, this can heat a 1,500-square-foot home and power several appliances.
1,000-gallon tank This holds up to 800 gallons of propane and is generally for commercial use.

The team at LG Jordan can discuss your home needs and budget and help you right-size your propane storage.

Learning the Parts of Your Home’s Propane Tank

If you have a stationary tank on your property, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with its different parts. That way, if you notice a performance or safety problem, you can accurately describe the issue when you call a service technician to repair it.

Here are some of a stationary tank’s main components:

  • Fill Valve — A fitted gasket to allow more fuel to be added.
  • Fixed Level Liquid Gauge — This gauge allows delivery teams to confirm that the tank is adequately filled.
  • Float Gauge — This sits atop liquid propane in your tank to give you an approximate percentage in the tank.
  • Liquid Withdrawal Valve — This tube allows emptying the tank before service or transportation.
  • Safety Relief Valve — This spring mechanism opens automatically if an unsafe amount of pressure has accumulated.
  • Service Valve — This permits propane to flow to your home’s systems and appliances. It should be closed if there’s a propane leak.
  • Vapor Return Valve —This valve releases gas if the tank becomes over-pressurized.

At LG Jordan, we lease, sell, install and service propane tanks of all shapes and sizes! Contact us for a FREE consultation.


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