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Choosing the Right Propane Tank

Tips to get the right one for your home

propane storage new york Propane is a popular fuel in many households because of how versatile a fuel it is. It can keep your pool, home, and running water warm. It can cook your food and dry your clothes. It’s also highly portable. It can be delivered wherever you need it. And because of how efficiently it runs your appliances, it’s usually a more cost-effective choice than electricity.

If you’ve taken advantage of how versatile propane is and use if for more than powering your BBQ grill, then you also have a propane tank. How much do you know about propane tanks and how to choose the right one for your household’s needs? When it comes to choosing the right propane tank it’s important to choose the right size.

Size Matters

Because propane can be used so many different ways, propane tanks come in a variety of sizes from the highly portable to high volume tanks that remain on your property (either aboveground or underground). To determine which size propane tank is right for your New York home, you need to start by answering two primary questions: What do you use propane for? How large is your home?

Here’s an overview of the various propane tank sizes that can be used in residential settings and how they’re most commonly used:

  • 20-pound to 100-pound propane cylinders: These are usually used for grills, portable heaters, cooking stoves, and RVs. Irish Propane offers refills for 20-pound to 40-pound cylinders. Just visit one of our locations in Buffalo and Rochester. If you come to us, you’ll get a fast and friendly fill-up. You can also bring us your unwanted propane tanks and we’ll dispose of them for a small fee.
  • 100-pound to 200-pound propane tanks: These are ideal for propane customers who have a number of propane appliances but who do not use propane for home heating. For example, a 120-pound propane tank will accommodate a home that uses about 50 gallons of propane per month.
  • 325-gallon to 500-gallon propane tanks: These are ideal for propane customers who have several propane appliances and use propane for whole house heating. Whether your home needs a smaller or larger tank in this range will depend on your home’s square footage as well as the number of propane appliances you use. Tanks in this range will accommodate a home that that uses 100 to 200 gallons of propane per month.
  • 1,000-gallon propane tanks: These tanks are most commonly used in commercial and industrial settings. However, they can prove ideal for a particularly large home or one that needs to store fuel for heating and/or a whole-house generator.

Whatever size propane tank you have, you need a propane supplier you can count on. The professionals at Irish Propane provide dependable propane delivery to our customers in and around Buffalo and Rochester, New York. We deliver any time, any day, and in any weather. And you’ll always get a fair price and safe and friendly service.

If you’re looking for a reliable propane supplier in or around the Rochester or Buffalo areas of New York, look no further than Irish Propane. Contact us today to schedule your next propane delivery.

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