Do you use propane in your home? Would you like to? Either way, a propane tank is essential to making that happen. You may have questions about your home’s propane tank or about installing one to use propane to fuel your home.
LG Jordan is here to help! We have answers to some of the more common questions:
Aboveground propane tanks can last 30 years or longer thanks to today’s strict safety and durability protocols. The tank’s size and how well it is maintained will also greatly impact how long it will last.
Underground propane tanks tend to have a bit shorter life expectancy of between 20 and 30 years. How long an underground propane tank lasts depends on the type of soil around it and the quality of the initial installation.
This is a very personal selection. Your house may be similar in size to your neighbor’s, but that doesn’t mean you need the same sized tank. You may need a larger, or smaller, propane tank.
Why is that? Because the size of the tank depends on how you use propane. For example, if you use propane for whole-house heating, you’ll need a bigger tank than someone who only uses propane to fuel their cooktop or a singular water heating appliance.
We will thoroughly discuss with you your home, its size, how well it is insulated, how you currently use propane in your home, and if you want to add propane appliances such as a water heater or range. Once we know all that information, we can decide what size propane tank you need so you’re properly covered today—and well into the future.
LG Jordan carries a full range of propane tank sizes—so there’s a model perfectly fit for you!
The placement of a propane tank is largely dictated by local, state, and national laws and regulations. These are some of the key ones you should know. LG Jordan can answer any other questions you have and will follow all laws and regulations.
Propane tanks under 125-gallon water capacity: These tanks must be at least 10 feet from a window air conditioner and five feet from a crawl space opening.
Propane tanks between 125- and 500-gallon water capacity: These tanks need to be placed a minimum of 10 feet from both the building and the property line.
Propane tanks up to 2,000-gallon water capacity: These have to be placed at least 25 feet from the building. Also, no part of an underground tank can be less than 10 feet from a building or the property line.