How Long Does a Propane Tank Last?

Posted: April 24, 2023

Get the right propane tank with Murray-Heutz!

propane tank lifespan Androscoggin county, me If you use propane for your home, you likely know that many benefits come with propane, thanks to its outstanding energy efficiency and versatility.

If you have recently bought a home that uses propane, you’re about to find out those benefits! Propane is the perfect solution for maximizing your home’s comfort and convenience, as it offers efficient heating, precise cooking on a gas range, cozy ambiance of a gas fireplace, peace of mind through a backup generator, and more.

The condition of your propane tank

Whether you’re new to propane or have had it in your home for a while, you may not know very much about your propane tank. If your propane tank was already there when you moved in, it’s possible that you have no idea how old it is.

This brings up questions, including:

We’ll help you choose the right propane tank size for your home and install an aboveground tank. We take into consideration what you use propane for in your home. With Murray-Heutz, you can rest assured knowing installation and maintenance of your tank will be handled by our experienced team. Plus, we offer dependable propane delivery and equipment services to boot!

To help you learn more about your home’s propane tank, we have put together some important information.

Propane tank life expectancy

Manufacturers have constructed modern propane tanks with safety and longevity in mind. Aboveground tanks have a life expectancy of at least 30 years. If your propane tank is underground, its life expectancy is shorter, between 20 and 30 years, depending on your soil composition and whether it was properly installed.

If your tank has been installed correctly, it will likely require very little maintenance. That said, here are a few simple guidelines for keeping your tank in good shape.

  1. Have annual maintenance performed to thoroughly go over the tank and check the regulators.
  2. Make sure that your home’s propane appliances also get regular, professional service and have the connectors checked as well.
  3. Don’t let your tank run out of propane. An empty tank can lead to the development of propane leaks in the future.

The best way to ensure that you always have propane in your tank is by enrolling in our Automatic Delivery. We use the latest software that factors in your propane usage history along with weather forecasts. It accurately predicts when you need more propane, allowing us to schedule a delivery to your home before you run low.

For the ultimate in security when it comes to your propane supply, we offer wireless propane tank monitoring with Tank Utility. Wireless and cellular technology like that used in smartphones keeps us informed 24/7 precisely how much propane is in your tank. When you need more, the monitor sends a notification to us. We will make a delivery. Having propane couldn’t be easier!

Easy propane tank leasing from Murray-Heutz makes having propane in your home worry-free! Contact us today to learn more.