Propane Gas Tank Systems and Installations ? Residential Propane

Posted by ThompsonGas on November 14th, 2017

Propane home heating is an attractive feature in a house. In fact, it is considered a major selling point for homebuyers looking for an affordable alternative to electricity. Not only is propane gas more affordable, but it is also a more efficient source of energy than other alternatives like natural gas. Any propane gas tank system begins with a propane storage tank. This gas reserve can be installed either above or below ground. Above the ground tanks are mostly rental tanks. Unconcealed and easy to access, they are a lot easier and cheaper to install than underground tanks. Below the ground tanks are a good option if you want more room in the yard or if you think an above-ground installation will be an eye sore. There are pros and cons to both types of tank installations, and proper set-up may also be dictated by the type of propane home heating system the home requires.

Propane gas tanks come in a variety of sizes. The larger the tank, the more liquid propane it can store and the longer your propane home heating system can go before needing a new supply. Residential propane gas tanks range between 120 and 1,000 gallons or over in size and capacity. It is important to know the exact size of the tank your heating system accepts and how often you need a refill, so you will never have to worry about insufficient supply.

A versatile alternative fuel, propane is very widely used for home heating as well as powering different appliances like water heaters, stoves, barbeques, clothes dryers, and many others. Having a propane home heating system and upgrading appliances to accept propane power is the best way to take full advantage of the alternative fuel’s cost and energy efficiency.

Just the same, it is important to remember that your propane needs could change as your family grows. Purchasing or replacing propane appliances may also cause a shift in your propane requirements. This is why having the right size and type of propane tank is important, so you won’t spend more than you need on refills and maintenance across the calendar year. Choosing the proper propane home heating system and the right tank size to fit your needs and your lifestyle can mean great savings through fewer fill ups in a year. Before having your propane tank installed, make sure that a trained technician has surveyed your home and your usage requirements, so you will know the appropriate type and size of propane system and gas tank that is right for your family.

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This article was written by ThompsonGas, the 16th largest retail propane company in the U.S., ThompsonGas has been family owned and operated since 1946. The propane gas dealer provides affordable propane for residential and commercial propane gas service to customers across the States in the East and Southeast.

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