How Often Do Propane Tanks Need To Be Replaced?

Written By: on August 21, 2023

Superior Propane makes replacing your propane tank totally hassle-free!

replace How long has your current propane tank been on your property? Perhaps you continued propane service from the prior homeowner when you purchased your home. Or maybe you own your tank outright. In Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott and other towns that we service, customers sometimes worry that their propane tank is on its last legs.

With over 25 years of experience serving northern Arizona households, Superior Propane can easily replace your tank with minimal disruption to your daily life.

Lifespan of a stationary propane tank

Aboveground propane tanks — which power home heating and major appliances — have long lifespans, typically over 30 years. Underground tanks have slightly shorter life expectancies, closer to 20-30 years.

Whatever type of stationary tank you have, you can expect it to be there for the long haul.

Signs that your home’s propane tank needs to go.

No home equipment lasts forever, and there will come a time when you’ll need to replace your propane tank. Here are some indicators that your propane tank is nearing retirement.

  1. Extensive rust. Some rust on the outside of your tank is normal, but extensive rust and thinning of the tank walls in rusty spots are clear signs your tank needs to be replaced.
  2. Yellow flames from your propane appliances. When propane is burning efficiently, it produces a blue flame. If one appliance has a yellow flame, that individual appliance probably needs service. However, if all your appliances’ propane flames are yellow, it’s time to have a propane technician look at your tank.
  3. None of your pilots stay lit. Again, if one piece of equipment has a pilot that regularly goes out, you should have that product serviced. But your tank could be the culprit if multiple pilots are going out in your home.

A failing propane tank is a significant issue. It can lead to a gas leak that poses a serious safety risk. Don’t delay contacting us if you notice any of these warning signs. A Superior Propane team member will inspect your tank and advise if it needs service or a total replacement.

Superior Propane — Home of the “Hassle-Free” Switch!

If you need to replace your home propane tank, you won’t find a more diligent, safety-focused partner in northern Arizona than Superior Propane.

We sell and install propane tanks in a range of sizes. Our team can identify the perfect model to accommodate all your gas-powered systems and appliances. From there, we offer a “Hassle-Free Switch” to customers. What’s included in this process?

You’ll be amazed at how quickly our team can get your home safely connected for propane service.

If you think your propane tank is ready to be replaced, get in contact with our team today.