How Long Is My Propane Tank Built To Last?

Get Expert Propane Tank Installation From The Pros!

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If you are adding propane to your home or are increasing the number of propane appliances you use, chances are you may end up needing a new propane tank.

And when you do, the professionals at Poore’s Propane can take care of that with safe, expert propane tank installation done to the highest levels of quality. We install both aboveground and underground tanks and provide backhoe service for underground installation.

Propane Tank Life Expectancy

The propane tanks being made today are built for safety and durability.

Aboveground propane tanks can last 30 years or longer with proper care. Underground propane tanks have a shorter life expectancy of between 20 and 30 years. Their life expectancy varies based on the soil around it and the quality of the initial installation.

Propane Tank Sizes

The propane tank experts at Poore’s will help determine what size propane tank you need. How you use propane—and how many propane appliances in your home—are two key factors to consider. Homes that use propane for whole-house heating need a larger tank than a home that uses propane for only a range or water heater.

Residential propane tanks come in sizes between 100 and 1,000 gallons.

Propane Tank Regulations

Poore’s commitment to safe, proper installation of your propane tank includes knowing and following all local, state, and federal regulations in terms of propane tank placement. These are some of the most important regulations:

Propane tanks under 125 gallons water capacity: Must be at least 10 feet from a window air conditioner and a minimum of five feet from a crawl space opening.

Propane tanks between 125- and 500-gallons water capacity: Must be placed a minimum of 10 feet from a building and at least 10 feet from a line of adjoining property.

Propane tanks up to 2,000 gallons water capacity: Must be placed a minimum of 25 feet from the building and no part of an underground tank can be less than 10 feet from a building or line of adjoining property.

Why Is It Better To Lease A Propane Tank?

If you purchase a propane tank, you’ll be facing thousands of dollars in up-front costs which include the price for the tank itself and installation. And your expenses don’t end there. You are also responsible for all maintenance and repair costs. That’s a lot to bite off just to have the freedom to save a couple cents a gallon jumping from company to company!

With affordable propane tank leasing from Poore’s Propane, you don’t have to worry about any of that! We manage all maintenance and repairs, and we’ll provide competitive pricing that you can count on for years to come!

Poore’s Propane is the Delmarva region’s leader in safe, expert propane tank installation. Contact us to get started on installing a tank at your home or business today!