Many people know they need a propane tank but aren’t sure which size is best for their needs. While the torpedo style of propane tank is generally offered in 500 gallon and 1,000-gallon sizes, there are some significant reasons to go with the larger option. Here are a few things to consider:
- Save on propane- When you have a larger tank, you have more control over what time of year you have it filled. You can take advantage of the low peak seasons when propane is traditionally lower in cost. There is also less chance of running out in the dead of winter when prices are typically higher.
- Power contingency- When you match a 1,000-gallon propane tank with a whole-house generator, you’ll be able to have power for quite a while if the grid is down. Depending on your family’s power needs and how much you cut back on usage in the event of a power outage, the larger tank could suffice for at least two weeks and perhaps even longer. A 500-gallon tank would be good for about one week.
- Peace of mind- It can give you tremendous peace of mind to know that you have an abundance of propane ready for use.
- Flexibility- Just because you have the capacity for 1,000 gallons of propane doesn’t mean you have to keep it filled all the time. It simply gives you the option to so you can take advantage of lower prices and times when you have extra funds to delegate to propane.
At Collingwood Fuels, we are happy to advise you regarding which propane tank size is best for your situation. Whether you go with a 500-gallon or 1,000-gallon torpedo propane tank or the 420 lb. vertical cylinder, we are happy to deliver and set up the propane tank for you and get it filled. Reach out today to learn more.