How to Decide Which Propane Tank is Best for You

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Propane has become a more common fuel over the years for a number of reasons. If you’re considering converting to propane in your home, you might be struggling to decide which propane tank is right for you. Here are a few things to consider when making your decision.

How to Decide Which Propane Tank is Best for You

  • What will you use it for? You can match the size of your propane tank to your planned propane usage. If you’re planning to use it only a few times out of the year for grilling or heating your patio, you likely don’t need the largest size.
  • How often do you want to refill it? Here at Collingwood Fuels, we have excellent propane refill services and refill stations, so we can help you out as often as you need it. However, constantly refilling your propane tank may get annoying and prove you need a larger size. Typically, the smaller the tank, the more often you will need to refill it. The size of your propane tank will also determine whether or not propane delivery services are an option for you.
  • Where would it be installed? For simple propane tanks used for grilling, installation isn’t necessary. The larger tanks will require installation, though. The larger the tank, the further away it will need to be from any buildings and your property line.

Use this table to help make your decision.

Size Capacity (wg) Use Refill Frequency Refill Delivery Available? Installation Requirements
Small 120 Grilling Frequently No N/A
Medium 250-320 Home Appliances Often Yes Installed against a building
Large 500-1000 Home Heating Occasionally Yes Installed 10’ away from building or property line
Huge 1000+ Commercial Operations Rarely Yes Installed 25’ from building and 10’ from property line

If you’re still unsure about which propane tank to go with, give us a call at Collingwood Fuels, and we will discuss which size tank is best for you based on your needs.