Can Propane Freeze in Your Outdoor Tank?

Posted: December 7, 2018

Frozen propane tank

If you own a propane-powered home, you already know that one of the greatest things about propane is that it keeps your family warm no matter how cold it gets here in Maine. But just how cold can it get outside before propane starts looking for its own warm place to hunker down?

The answer is pretty darn cold: propane turns to a liquid at -44 degrees F. If it gets that cold or colder, pressure inside the tank will drop to the point where it is too low to effectively power your propane heating equipment.

It probably won’t get that cold here in our own back yard (for you trivia buffs, Maine reached an all-time low temp of -50 on January 16, 2009, according to the National Weather Service), but it still pays to take some precautions if you own a propane-powered home in The Pine Tree State.

To avoid pressure problems during cold weather extremes:

Other extreme weather propane tips:

Winter is only weeks away – do you have enough propane to keep your family safe, warm, and comfortable? Fill up today with the pros at Murray-Heutz Oil and Propane.