How Do I Know When to Replace My TX Home Propane Storage Tank?

Many folks in Texas and across the United States love using propane to heat their homes and power their appliances. If you’re a homeowner in Texas and you use propane to power your appliances, chances are you have a 500- or 1,000-gallon storage tank, depending on the size of your house and what you choose to power with propane. Taking care of your tank and getting refills when needed are incredibly important for managing your home comfort and energy, but you might also wonder when the time will arrive for replacing your propane storage tank. Keep reading to find out when you should consider investing in a new tank for your home.

How Long Will My Tank Last?

Your storage tank should last you many years at the outset. On average, a well-cared-for tank can last up to 30 years, but the lifespan of your tank will depend on a few different factors–like whether it’s aboveground or underground, the temperature and weather conditions of your area, and whether you have proper maintenance performed on your tank. More extreme climates will cause more wear and tear on a tank, but performing regular maintenance will help extend your tank’s lifespan.

If you notice any of the following with your tank, it is time for a replacement:

  • Your tank is covered in rust.
  • There are large or numerous dents in your tank.
  • The ASME nameplate is unreadable or missing.

Keep Your Tank Full with Remote Monitoring

To keep your tank always with enough fuel, we at Green’s Blue Flame recommend tank monitoring for your home. Tank monitoring alerts both you and us at Green’s Blue Flame whenever you need a refill. We can supply and install tanks with remote monitoring systems that use web-based software, which includes applications that automatically text or e-mail tank levels–another way to ensure that fuel is always available.

Get in Touch

At Green’s Blue Flame, we pride ourselves on our high level of customer service and quality propane products. If you have questions about your tank or would like to enroll in tank monitoring, get in touch with us today!