How Long Will My Propane Tank Last?

Your Questions Answered!

propane storage tanks marylandIf you have, or want to have, propane in your Southern Maryland home, a propane tank is essential. It stores your propane supply and pumps it into your home as needed to run your propane appliances like your furnace or boiler, water heater, fireplace, range, and more.

But there’s more know about your home’s propane tank. We’re here with a primer on propane tanks so you can learn more about them!

What is the life expectancy of my propane tank?

Today’s propane tanks and cylinders are built for safety and durability and can last 30 years or longer. Several factors play into a tank’s longevity, including its size and how well it has been maintained or cared for. By the way, underground propane tanks have a shorter life expectancy, between 20 and 30 years. Their lifespan depends on the type of soil around it, and whether it was installed properly. When Taylor installs your propane tank, we do it to the highest standards for safety, and perform underground propane tank leak tests.

Are there regulations about the placement of my propane tank?

In addition to federal laws, there are local and state laws regulating the placement of a propane tank. Here are some of the most important.

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.

What size should my propane tank be?

The propane experts at Taylor are here to help! We’ll discuss in detail how you use propane in your home: heating, water heating, cooking, etc. We’ll also learn about the size of your home, and other details about it.

Taylor installs and leases propane tanks in sizes from 100 lbs. to 1,000 gallons. We also offer 20-, 33-, and 40-lb. propane cylinders for grills, RVs, forklifts, and more.

Need a new propane tank? Contact us today!