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Choosing the Right Tank for Your Home

At FS, you always have options. When it comes to your propane tank, your local FS Propane Specialist can help you determine the best size for your home and whether aboveground or underground installation is most suitable. We are committed to ensuring that every aspect of your propane system will work to make your home run as efficiently and comfortably as possible.

Tank size: Finding the right fit for your home

  • If you are using propane to run only a few appliances, a smaller tank with up to 125-gallon capacity may be right for you.
  • If you are using propane to fuel your entire home, a larger tank will be required. An average four-bedroom home generally requires a 500-gallon tank, while very large homes that use all gas appliances for both indoor and outdoor applications may need a 1,000-gallon tank.
  • Homes in colder climates will generally require a larger tank.
  • Having a larger tank may be more cost effective than a smaller tank because it can be filled when propane prices are lower, usually in the summer, and provide enough propane to last through the winter. Visit our Flexible Price and Payment Programs page to learn about our scheduled delivery and summer fill programs, which will also help to minimize your costs while providing you with dependable, year-round comfort. 

Tank placement: Aboveground or underground

  • Usually larger tanks can be installed underground, leaving only an inconspicuous dome showing a few inches above the ground.
  • Underground installation is environmentally safe, with propane posing no threat to ​​the surrounding soil or water, and requires only a small excavation.
  • If underground placement is not possible due to the terrain around your home, an aboveground tank can be discreetly integrated into your landscape using fencing or shrubbery.
Call us today and let us help make your house feel like home.​​ ​​​​​​​​