The Size of Your Propane Tank Matters

March 12, 2018 –

Propane Tanks 100 Gallon, 325-500 Gallon, 1000 Gallon

As you know, propane can fuel many different appliances and other home comfort equipment from a single source: your propane tank. Paraco offers a full range of quality propane tanks to power all your home propane systems. Our tank sizes range from 100-gallons to more than 1,000 gallons.

100-gallon propane tanks
These tanks typically store fuel for people who use a significant amount of propane but not for home heating. They may use it for stoves, clothes dryers, water heaters, space heaters or fireplaces. A 100-gallon tank is the ideal size for a household that uses about 50 gallons of fuel per month.

325 to 500-gallon propane tanks
These tanks store large amounts of propane for customers who use propane for heating. They are designed for households using 100-200 gallons a month.

1,000-gallon propane tanks and larger
These tanks are used for large residential estates or commercial and industrial applications.

Propane tanks can be installed aboveground or safely buried underground. With an underground tank, only a small dome is visible. The dome houses valves, gauges and regulators that provide our drivers with easy monitoring and refilling.


  1. Luke Smith on November 12, 2019 at 11:03 am

    I didn’t know that the ideal size propane tank size for a regular household is 100-gallons. My dad is checking whether or not to switch to propane tank because of the price and installation process. I think it’s best to switch to a propane tank because it is more cost-effective plus, we can hire a professional propane tank installation service who can do the installation for us using their equipment and tools.

  2. gasNtools on December 2, 2019 at 12:29 am

    It was a very interesting post to read. Can you share what size propane tank is right for household applications?

    • lstansfield on December 2, 2019 at 7:54 am

      We would be happy to give you more information on tank sizes, check out our page Tank Sizes

  3. Tori Raddison on December 26, 2019 at 11:53 am

    It’s cool that propane tanks can be installed aboveground as well and underground because that means you can make it look a lot better. If you bury it, it’ll be significantly less noticeable. I’m trying to decide what size tank I should get for my house. I think a 100-gallon tank would be just perfect.

    • Isousa on December 27, 2019 at 8:11 am

      Hi Tori! If you need more information on tank sizes, check out our page Tank Sizes – here you can find some extra information about it!

  4. Ron Booker on January 13, 2020 at 9:29 am

    It was great you explained that a 500-gallon tank is essential for heating systems because they are made for homes that use around 200-gallons each month. My dad just moved to a smaller house and he needs to get a gas tank for the heating system. I will let him know what size of the tank will be perfect for his new home os he can start looking for a gas supplier in his area.

  5. Vivian Black on March 6, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    You made a great point about how 325 to 500-gallon tanks can help households who use a decent amount of propane a month for heating. My husband and I are looking for a propane service that can help us with our heating. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional that can help us best.

  6. DJ on July 9, 2020 at 12:33 am

    I understand 500 gallon is ideal for home heating, however we are getting a split system and will be heating less than 800 sq ft. Is a 500 gallon tank really necessary for such a small size?

    • Isousa on July 9, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      Hi DJ! No, assuming an average insulation value of the house 2-120s would be adequate for that use!

  7. Franklin White on August 11, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for explaining how a 100-gallon propane tank isn’t really meant for home heating. I’d like to get one that is big enough to keep my whole house warm this winter. If I get one, I’ll set up a delivery service too so that I never run out and end up freezing.

  8. James E Dinkins II on March 16, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Please send a quote to my email for delivery/install of 100 gal tank. House is being built. Just using it for stove only.

    • Isousa on March 16, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      Hi James! Please reach out to our team by calling 1-800-647-4427 and we will be able to better assist you.

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