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How Long Will My Home Propane Tank Last?

Written on: March 8, 2021

Find Out More About Propane Tanks

propane delivery mainePropane tanks are an essential part of having propane in your home.

AFC propane delivery customers can be provided with a tank. We will make sure you have the proper size propane tank for your home and how you use propane in it.

If you are new to using propane and don’t know much about propane tanks, we have put together information to help you feel more at home with using propane.

Propane Tank Life Expectancy

The propane tanks being made today are built with safety and durability as the top priorities. Aboveground propane tanks can last 30 years or longer. Underground propane tanks have a shorter life expectancy of between 20 and 30 years, depending on the soil around it and whether it was installed correctly.

Propane Tank Sizes

We will help you determine what size propane tank you need. How you use propane is the top factor we take into account. If you use propane for heating your home, you will need a larger tank than someone who is only using propane for a range or fireplace. Residential propane tanks can be as small as 100 pounds and as large as 1,000 pounds.

Propane Tank Regulations

AFC is committed to the safe and correct installation of your propane tank. That 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.

For expert propane tank service, get in touch with us and become an AFC customer.