propane tankIf you’re lucky enough to be building or remodeling a home in North Carolina this spring, you will certainly have your share of decisions to make in the coming months. If you have chosen to heat that home or addition with propane, one of the most important of those decisions will be what kind of propane tank to install.
The storage tank is the heart of any propane-powered home. The question is, how big should that heart be? Let’s take a look at some propane tank sizing basics to find out.

Propane tank sizing basics

If properly installed and maintained, a propane tank can last for decades, so it pays to take the time to make sure you get the right-sized tool for the job.
Propane tanks come in a number of sizes for residential use, with aboveground models ranging from small 56-gallon vertical propane cylinders to power smaller appliances to 1000-gallon horizontal tanks for large homes. Some common propane tank sizes are:

  • 100 pound (holds about 25 gallons of propane when full) – Typically used to power smaller appliances such as home fireplaces, cooking ranges, dryers, and barbecues; also used in some small temporary heat applications.
  • 420 pound (holds about 96 gallons of propane when filled to 80 percent) – Used for home and water heating, plus dryers, fireplaces, generators, and pool heat.
  • 500 gallon (holds about 400 gallons of propane when filled to 80 percent) – Used to heat houses that range from 2,500 to 4,500 square feet. Also used in medium-duty heating, commercial cooking, dry cleaning, crop drying and temporary heating applications.
  • 1000 gallon (holds about 800 gallons of propane when filled to 80 percent) –Commonly used in larger home systems (appropriate for most houses ranging from 4,500 square feet and up).

Choosing the right-sized tank is important to getting the most from your appliances without overspending on too-frequent deliveries. When it comes to propane tank sizing, LG Jordan will always steer you in the right direction.
But getting your tank sized correctly is only the tip of the iceberg: if you’re building a new home, we will work with your builder or contractor, handling everything from providing free estimates for your tank installation (aboveground or underground) to securing the necessary permits and handling all other details until the project is complete. If you’re remodeling or expanding your home, LG Jordan can help you add gas lines, upsize your existing tank or install a new one to accommodate your new propane demands.
What ever you need for your new propane-powered home or addition, you’ll get it from the pros at LG Jordan Oil!
Did you know you could get your propane tank installed and maintained for FREE if you lease it from LG Jordan Oil?
Contact us today to learn more!