What Size Tank Do I Need?

If you’re preparing to build a new home, you’ll need to consider the size of propane tank you’ll want. People often call our customer service department with questions about what the proper size tank for their needs might be. Our years of experience allow us to offer reasonable estimates for what usage you can expect, based on square footage and features. Here are a few things you’ll have to think about to determine the right tank size for your new home.


If you’re building a primary residence, it will depend on the size of the home. More square footage means more cubic feet to heat. Most of the time, a 500-gallon tank will be adequate for an average three bedroom, one-story single family home. However, a rental property with multiple units, or a very large home with a swimming pool or hot tub installed, may require a 1,000 gallon tank. A farm with a barn, detached garage or other outbuilding that needs heat will also increase the demand on your propane tank.


If you’re building a vacation home or weekend cabin, you should consider a smaller 100 gallon propane tank that most people use for grilling or camping. However, be aware that smaller tanks are more expensive if you’re refilling them frequently.


The best way to make sure you have the right size tank for your needs is to come by our office. Our friendly customer service staff will ask you a few questions that will help us estimate your expected usage and find the tank size which best fits your needs.

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