When Is a Good Time For a New Propane Tank?

Advanced Propane is here for all your propane tank needs!

propane tank service Hartsville, tn If your propane tank is very old, and starting to show signs of rusting or corrosion, it is best for the safety of your home and loved ones that you replace your tank.

Another reason replacing your tank may be a good idea is if you are adding more propane appliances to your home, especially high-BTU appliances like a pool or spa heater. Keeping a smaller tank will require more frequent propane tank refills. Replacing it with a larger tank helps ensure that you won’t need deliveries as often.

Advanced Propane is here to help you every step of the way. It starts with going over how you use propane in your home, so we know the proper size propane tank you need.

Leasing a propane tank from Advanced Propane is a cost-effective alternative to buying and installing one in your home. By doing so, you’ll avoid all the associated maintenance and repair costs, which we will handle on your behalf.

Should I get an aboveground or underground tank?

There is no one-size-fits all answer to this question. Each option has its own advantages.
An aboveground tank is quickly installed. If you are adding propane to your home, we’ll install a secure, level pad for your aboveground tank to rest on, keeping it safely off the ground to prevent shifting and rusting. Then, we’ll install the propane tank.

Underground tanks are the preferred choice for people who don’t want to see their tank, especially those who have smaller lots or larger tanks. We offer complete underground installation, from backhoe services to excavate the space for your tank to safe and expert installation. Because of the extra work involved, underground tanks tend to be more expensive to install.

How long do propane tanks last?

Propane tanks nowadays are designed by manufacturers to ensure safety and durability. If you have an aboveground tank, it can last for at least 30 years. However, underground tanks have a shorter lifespan of 20 to 30 years, depending on your soil makeup and if it was installed correctly.

Your propane tank probably requires very little maintenance if it was installed properly. Here are some easy tips to help you keep your tank in good condition.

  • Get annual, professional maintenance for the tank and regulators to make sure they are thoroughly checked.
  • It is important to have your home’s propane appliances serviced regularly by a professional and ensure that the connectors are checked.
  • Don’t let your tank run out of propane. If the propane tank is left empty, there is a possibility that propane leaks may occur in the future.
  • You can sign up for our Keep Filled automatic propane delivery to make sure your tank never runs empty. Through advanced software, we analyze your propane usage history and weather forecasts and determine when you need a refill. This helps us schedule a delivery before you run low on propane, giving you peace of mind.

In the market for a new propane tank? Contact Advanced Propane today to get started!