How to Choose the Best Type of Propane Storage Tanks?

Posted by ThompsonGas on April 26th, 2019

Typical consumers find their propane tank buying process to be daunting, especially with all the factors that must be considered to make sure you are making the right investment. Home heating propane is a cost-effective option, but to further maximize your savings, you need the right propane storage tanks that will allow you to prolong your supply and shield you from frequent price fluctuations, which this alternative fuel is prone to. Whether buying or renting storage tanks for home heating propane, the common questions in the mind of consumers include where they could and should buy their propane tank, what to do when their supply runs out, and whether or not their propane appliances can use the same storage tank. Here, we attempt to answer these pressing questions and help walk you through your choice of the best propane storage tanks for home use:

  • One of the first things you should ask is where to look for the right propane storage units. While there are numerous propane suppliers you will come across locally, it pays knowing which company you are entrusting your regular propane supply with. Check the company’s registrations and certifications so you can be sure that they are licensed to operate in your area and will not leave you high and dry when the need arises.
  • Another common question that consumers ask about propane tanks is whether there are differences in storage units other than their sizes. Depending on your home heating propane system as well as the nature of your use, you may need a smaller or a larger propane tank. However, there are also some slight variations in the types of control valves as well as regulator systems that these tanks use, which is why it pays working with experienced professionals to help you choose the right type of storage tank for the appliances you are using.
  • What kind of supply and delivery scheme should you choose? This is also a common question new customers ask. Propane suppliers typically deliver propane supply on a scheduled (automatic delivery) or on an as-needed basis. The first involves a thorough assessment of your usage and consumption to make sure you never run out of propane supply, while the latter enables you to determine when you require a refill.

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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 10 states in the East and Southeast.

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