What Size Propane Tank Do I Need?

What Size Propane Tank Do I Need?

Written on: October 18, 2021

Midwest Gas has the know-how to make sure you get the right size!

propane tank installation kentuckyIf you need a new propane tank at your Northern Kentucky or Greater Cincinnati home, you may be trying to figure out just what size tank you need.

Midwest Gas is here to help. We offer a large range of propane tanks, and we execute expert safe and competent propane tank installation in accordance with all legal and regulatory requirements. We also offer affordable, hassle-free propane tank leasing.

The propane experts at Midwest Gas will use our expertise to ensure that you have the appropriate size propane tank for your home’s requirements now and in the future. We’ll take that into account when advising you on your propane tank’s size if you plan on adding an extension or additional finished area to your home, or if you intend on adding more gas appliances like a water heater or fireplace. We also provide reliable propane delivery.

Here’s a guide to the most common propane tank sizes and their applications, so you’ll have an idea of what sizes will fit your needs.

20-, 30-, 40- or 100-pound cylinders

The tanks are portable. They may be used for gas grills, motor homes, camping stoves, portable generators, deck and patio heaters, forklifts, firepits, insect traps, and portable heaters among other things. In addition to selling these size cylinders along with fittings and hoses, we also provide expert, prompt propane cylinder refills at our main office, located at 2557 Alexandria Pike in Highland Heights, Kentucky, during our regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

100-pound tanks

If you’re using propane for one small, infrequently used propane appliance, like a space heater or gas logs, this would be the size you will likely get.

120-gallon tanks

Some propane equipment such ranges, water heaters, and clothes dryers consume more propane than others. This tank is for these appliances. However, if you want to use propane for whole-house heating, this size tank is insufficient.

250-gallon tanks

You’ll need a tank this big if you have three or more propane appliances, such as water heaters, ranges, and clothes dryers. In some cases, they might be large enough for whole-house heating, depending on the size of your home and the type of furnace.

500-gallon tanks

If you heat your home with propane, your propane tank will typically be a 500-gallon tank. The size of your home and how many other propane appliances you have will determine if this is the best size tank for your needs. This is the most common size of propane tank that we provide.

1,000-gallon tanks

This type of tank is most often seen in commercial, agricultural, or industrial environments. But if you have a big house and use propane for heating and many high-Btu appliances like pool heaters, this may be the ideal option.

You can trust Midwest Gas for all your propane tank installation and leasing needs. Get in touch with us today to get started.