How To Determine The Right Size Propane Tank For Your Home

Whether you’re switching to propane, building a new home, or upgrading your current propane tank, one of the most important decisions is to determine the right size tank for your home. Here are a few tips to help you find out the right size propane tank you need.

What will you be using it for?

right size propane tankFirst, what will you be using the propane for? Whole-house heating or as a supplemental fuel source for a specific appliance? Some people choose to used a mixed system in their home, while others use propane for just about everything. The more you use it for, of course, the larger tank you will need. Storage tanks range from the tiny containers used to fuel your outdoor grill to massive 90,000 gallon tanks for commercial purposes. However, most residential customers utilize tanks between 100 and 1,000 gallons.

How big is your home?

The more space you heat, the more gas you’ll need. For reference, a 2,200 square foot home using propane for whole house heating uses approximately 1,200 to 1,500 gallons of propane per year. Since North Texas has a mild climate, you will likely only use your furnace a few months out of the year. However, many other factors can determine how much propane you’ll need, including your home’s insulation, materials, and appliances. Depending on how often you want to refill your tank, you could opt for a smaller or larger tank.

How many appliances do you have?

How much of your home is designed for propane use? If you plan to operate your hot water heater, stove, clothes dryer, and more with propane fuel, you’re looking at more energy use. You should also consider the efficiency of your appliances. If they are older models, they may use more energy than newer, Energy Star rated ones.

As you can see, there are many factors to consider when determining the right size propane tank for your home. If you have questions or need a propane provider in Weatherford, TX, call Heine Propane at 817-341-7240! We can help with propane tank installation, refills, and much more!