Propane plays a large role in keeping your home functional, and it all starts with the type of tank you decide to go with. You might not have the slightest idea where to begin when you’re looking for a propane tank, so we’ve made it simple for you. Here are the key factors to consider when choosing a residential propane tank.


The first part of choosing residential propane is figuring out its use. Propane tanks have many uses in a home—from hot water to needing one just in time for grilling season this summer. What you plan on using your propane tank for is the first step you should take because there are different kinds for different applications.


The key difference between residential propane tanks is their size, which is why determining your needs first is an important step to take. Here are some of the different sizes of propane tanks out there along with what they’re typically used for:

  • 8 gallons: aluminum forklift cylinder
  • 24 gallons: cooking
  • 60 gallons: cooking and drying
  • 120 gallons: generator, heating, hot water, fireplace, cooking, and drying
  • 500 gallons: cooking and heating (above ground or underground)
  • 1,000 gallons: heating and cooking (above ground or underground)

It’s worth noting First Fuel & Propane can install propane tank sizes as small as one gallon to as big as 2,000 gallons.


The next part of propane tank selection after you figure out which size you want to go with is where it will go on your land. When you go with First Fuel & Propane, we will help you figure out which parts of your property will accommodate a propane tank based on regulations in your area. Typically, the bigger the propane tank is, the further away it will be from your home.


The final important factor to consider when choosing a residential propane tank is the elephant in the room: its price. Go with whatever propane tank falls within your budget and needs. This is where investing in quality and going with propane fuel companies like First Fuel & Propane is important so you can get the most bang for your buck.

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