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What Size Propane Tank is Right for My Home?

We’ll help you find the answer to what size tank suits your residence

propane tank sizing maineIf you’re looking to install a new propane tank at your home, you have come to the right place! PitStop Fuels has extensive experience safely and correctly installing propane tanks at homes all over our service area here in southern Maine.

We install ASME tanks, which are made with thicker steel and are a bit heavier than DOT tanks of the same size. Our ASME tanks are made for stationary installation only, and there is no re-certification period required.

Our propane tank experts know that your propane needs are unique and individual. Two homes of similar size may need different propane tank sizes. It all depends on what you’re using the propane for: Full-home heating, water heating, cooking, space heating, clothes drying, and fireplaces are some of the many ways propane can be used around your home.

We’ll discuss your propane needs with you, covering what you use propane for now and the possibility of adding propane appliances in the future. That will help us determine what size propane tank to install at your home. During this COVID-19 outbreak, we will be following all local, state and federal guidelines for social distancing and other concerns as we continue to provide quality service. Check our COVID-19 page for more information and follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.

Storage tank sizing guide

100-pound propane tank: This small tank is for when you only use propane in one appliance like a range, or fireplace.

120-gallon propane tank: If you use propane in one or two appliances, such as a range, fireplace or clothes dryer, this might be better suited to be your tank of choice.

150-gallon propane tank: While not large enough for whole-house heating, this tank can run two or three low-Btu appliances like water heaters and ranges.

250-gallon propane tank: This tank isn’t large enough for whole-house heating but is for when you have three or more propane appliances such as water heaters and wall or space heaters.

500-gallon propane tank: If you use propane to heat your home, this is likely the tank you will have installed.

1,000-gallon (or larger) propane tank: While this size is mostly used in commercial and industrial applications, it is also used at large homes that use propane for heating, and several other uses like pool and spa heating.

Remember, whatever size propane tank PitStop Fuels installs at your home – we also have the propane to fill it! We offer safe, dependable propane delivery with the option of automatic delivery to make things as easy as possible for you.

Ready for a new propane tank? Contact us today and let’s get started.