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Choosing the Right Size Propane Tank

Does size matter? For propane tanks – yes!

propane tanks new york Choosing a propane tank is not always as simple as it may seem at first. It turns out that there are a lot of factors that go into selecting the right size and orientation for your propane tank. When you reach out to one of our propane experts, we’ll discuss factors like the size of your home, how you use propane (heating, cooking, etc.), whether you currently have or plan to add propane appliances in the future, and whether it is for personal or commercial use. Read on to learn more about the different propane tank sizes available.

The most common propane tank sizes

To enjoy all the benefits of propane you are looking for, you need a propane tank. A.C. Howell has you covered with our propane tank leasing services! Propane tanks vary, though, and what you’ll need depends on if your focus is your backyard barbeque grill, heating your entire house, or powering several household appliances. Many propane tanks are cylinder-shaped, so the terms “tank” and “cylinder” can often be used interchangeably.

  • The 20 lb. grill tank is the most common propane tank size because it’s lightweight and portable, but also powerful enough to operate most family-style BBQs, small RVs, and more. This size cylinder can also work well for patio heaters and other outdoor equipment.
  • A 30 lb. propane cylinder can be a good step-up or a happy medium for backyard grill enthusiasts who grill for larger groups –perhaps if you have a large extended family or host neighborhood get-togethers regularly.
  • A 40 lb. cylinder tank is typically recognized as being the minimum size needed to operate a commercial grill. If you have a modest food truck or small business that uses propane, this size tank could work for you. However, it will likely be too heavy to be easily portable, so you’d want to use it for a fixed purpose. If you only have one or two propane appliances that you use occasionally, this size tank could work for you.
  • A 100 lb. tank is a better fit for residential homes that use several propane appliances, or commercial operations that are more extensive or growing fast – for example, food trucks and mobile kitchens with many regular customers each week. It may also be a good choice if you need your propane tank to power both your cooking operation and other appliances as well, such as fireplaces or water heaters. The 100 lb. cylinder generally comes in both horizontal and vertical orientations.
  • Commercial and residential tanks up to 1000 lbs. A wide range of businesses use propane to help their commercial operations run smoothly, and so do large residential estates with sprawling properties, multiple buildings, or a sizeable staff. Propane tanks in the largest sizes can give you the peace of mind that you’ll always have enough propane on hand for all your needs, from grilling for large events, water heating, cooking, pool and spa heating, and other high-BTU propane appliances.

Why choose AC Howell?

  • Local expertise: Because the propane experts at A.C. Howell are locally based, we have the knowledge and insights to determine the right size propane tank for your home.
  • Upfront pricing: We exclusively offer propane tank leasing, with our transparent customer agreement and no hidden tank fees!
  • Top quality and safety: All our propane tanks are of top quality and meet all government and industry propane safety standards.
  • Worry-free auto delivery: All of our customers get our reliable, safe Automatic Delivery service. We use a state-of-the-art computer system and degree-day calculations to accurately know when you will need a propane delivery, and schedule it promptly. You don’t have to do a thing! It’s truly work-free and worry-free.
  • Wireless propane monitoring: Tank monitoring makes keeping track of your propane supply easy. The monitor is installed directly onto your propane tank and installation takes less than 10 minutes. The Gaslog tank monitor uses cellular technology, like what is in your smartphone, to let A.C. Howell know in real time, always, precisely just how much propane is in your tank.

AC Howell has all your propane tank needs covered!

Whatever size propane tank you go with, let A.C. Howell take care of all your propane needs. Are you ready for dependable propane delivery, responsive and courteous service, and expert work by trained, experienced professionals? You get all that with A.C. Howell. Become a customer today!