I Am My Father's Daughter
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I Am My Father's Daughter

Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.

I Am My Father's Daughter

All About Propane Storage Tank Sizing

Beatrice Reid

One excellent fuel source for your home is propane, a colorless, non-toxic and odorless gas. It can be used in a wide range of applications and has significant cost benefits when compared with a fuel such as electricity. One important decision regarding propane for residential use is what size storage tank to purchase. This article examines the issue in more detail.  


One of the most important factors to consider is what type of appliances in your home will be fueled by the propane. For example, if you just need propane to fuel a few small appliances, such as a stove, grill, or clothes dryer, then a smaller tank that stands up vertically should be sufficient  

If you are planning to use propane to heat your home, then a large tank, such as 500-gallon tank, will usually be required. The exact size of the tank you will need for heating your house will depend on such factors as the climate in your location and the square footage of your home. This type of storage tank will sit lengthwise on your property due to its increased size. If you feel that a larger tank will be unsightly, tanks that are placed underground are also available. Only the very top is the tank is visible with these units. 


Another key point is whether your home has a swimming pool with a heater that uses propane. If it does, then you might need a larger heater than you would otherwise. Factors such as the size of your pool, the average temperature in your area and how often you plan to use the pool come into play. 


Although purchasing a smaller storage tank will involve less initial expense, buying a larger tank might save you money in the long run. If you buy a smaller tank, you will need to refill more often and must pay whatever market price for propane exists at that time. With a larger tank, you can afford to wait for drops in the market price before having your tank filled to capacity. 


It's very difficult for the average homeowner to determine exactly what size propane tank is best for their needs. Many different factors are involved and it's easy to overlook something. For best results, contact a local propane gas service and consult with their experts. The service can send an experienced technician to inspect your residence and make a tank size recommendation. Companies like Blue Flame Gas Service may be able to help meet your needs in this area.