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How Long Are Propane Tanks Built To Last?

Written By: on December 20, 2021

Propane Tank and Home Heating Systems Facts You Should Know

propane tanks arizonaIf you’ve bought a Northern Arizona home that uses propane, you’ve lucked out!

Propane is an extremely versatile, efficient fuel that provides a wide array of amenities to your home, from high-efficiency home heating to the pleasure of cooking on a gas range. It also is a secure energy source, stored at your home right in your propane tank, so you can enjoy that comfort and convenience—even if you’re “off the grid.”

Whether new homebuyers or folks who are making the conversion to propane gas appliances for the first time, we notice many new propane users are frequently unfamiliar with propane tanks, so we’ve put together some basic information to assist you feel more at ease with them:

What is My Propane Tanks Expected Lifespan?

Today’s propane tanks are built with safety and durability in mind. Aboveground propane tanks can endure 30 years—or more—without significant risk of failing.

Does the Size of My Propane Tank Matter?

Superior Propane Inc. can assist you in determining what size propane tank you require. For starters, it is dependent on how often—and for what purposes—you use propane. Residential tanks are available in sizes ranging from 120 to 1,000 gallons. Whether you’re using propane for just a range, or for a large house with high-BTU propane appliances like a pool heater, we’ll have a propane tank to meet your home’s specific propane needs.

Propane Tank Safety And Standards

Superior Propane Inc. is dedicated to ensuring that your propane tank is installed safely and correctly. This includes understanding and observing all relevant local, state, and federal rules regarding the installation of propane tanks. 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.

Need a new propane tank for your Northern Arizona residence? Superior Propane Inc. is here for you! Contact us today and we’ll help you get started.