Posted: April 15, 2024

How Many Propane Tank Sizes Are There?

Miami Gas Can make Sure You Have the Size You Need

propane tanks If you’ve only ever used propane to run a portable grill, you might not have given much thought to how many different sizes of propane tanks there are. But if you’re new to propane as a fuel to run equipment and appliances in your home, you might wonder how big a “full size” propane storage tank is, or even if they come in different sizes. But with a fuel that’s so versatile and efficient, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there are almost as many different sizes as propane has uses.

Gallons or Pounds?

A common question is why portable tanks like the ones you use with your grill or RV are measured in pounds, while larger tanks are measured in gallons. The reason is that propane, also known as “Liquid Propane Gas” or LPG, is stored in a liquid state under pressure. When dispensing propane into a large tank, it’s much easier to measure the quantity in gallons. But for smaller tanks, weight is an easier measurement.

Nonportable large storage tanks range from 100 gallons to as much as 1000 gallons or more. These are used to store propane for homes and businesses that use propane for water heating, cooking, and powering a wide range of appliances—including standby generators that can keep your home powered when storms knock out power for days.

What Size Is Right for You?

Knowing how you will use your propane—just for cooking, or for heating water, heating your home, and more—will determine what size tank you will need. There are a lot of variables to consider, but don’t worry! The pros at Miami Gas can help you take the guesswork out of calculating the best size tank for your needs.

Here’s a general guide to residential tank size:

Whether you’re new to propane or just need to replace your tank, we can answer all your questions about propane, propane deliveries and propane storage tanks for your South Florida home or business. We can help you choose the best size tank for your needs. We can also help identify the best location for your tank, including whether underground or above ground is best, and we’ll make sure it’s installed safely.

Ready to learn more? Contact us today.