Residential Propane —

Fuel Your Home

Residential Home Heating

Why do nearly 2,300 customers across Michigan's Upper Peninsula rely on Shute Oil & Propane? Here's why …

Propane isn’t just a clean and American fuel, it’s also versatile. Propane is an affordable way to heat your home, but it can do so much more. Propane can fuel water heaters, space heaters, fireplaces (indoor and out), cook tops and ranges, dryers and swimming pools.

No matter what your propane needs, give us a call!

Our staff is 100% certified in their fields of expertise to get you set up properly and safely the first time. We make switching easy and affordable. Call us today!

Different homes need different propane tank sizes, and we have them!

At Shute Oil & Propane, we offer a variety of tanks and installation options. We will set the propane tanks, run gas lines, connect to the home or business, test for leaks.

Residential propane tank sizes, gallons:

Above ground propane tanks:

How big of a propane tank do I need?

Here are the steps we take before installing a propane tank at your home.

Step 1: Determine Tank Size

Factors influencing tank size are the total square footage of the home, total BTU load of installed propane appliances and the climate zone. Typical horizontal propane tanks have a water capacity of 125 to 1,000 gallons and can be filled with propane to the 80 percent level.

Step 2: Determine Tank Placement

We evaluate accessible, safety-approved sites when selecting a location for a propane tank. Considerations should include:

Step 3: Tank Installation

Basic tank installation can be completed in a few hours, either by our own service technicians or approved contractors who can complete the project in an efficient manner.

Step 4. Regulator Placement

Regulators come with pipe size and distance requirements, just like tanks, and cannot be placed closer than 3 feet horizontally from any building opening, such as a window well, nor can they be placed closer than 5 feet from any source of ignition, such as an AC compressor. Our Shute Oil and Propane technicians will ensure that your tank is in compliance.

Tank Specifications

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We offer propane delivery options!

Automatic Delivery

Our Automatic Delivery Program leaves the scheduling to us! Our inventory tracking system allows us to track historical and current weather conditions as well as monitor propane usage in your tank to determine when a delivery is needed. How’s that for service? You won’t need to call us for a delivery.

SAVE TIME
SAVE WORRY

With Automatic Delivery, your delivery will be scheduled before your tank gauge reads below 20 percent full. This reduces the possibility of an undesirable out-of-gas situation.

Shute Oil & Propane does ask you to notify us if there has been a change in your home that increases your usage so that our automated routing system information is accurate. If you are not currently enjoying Automatic Delivery, call today.

Will Call

Some customers prefer to let us know when they need a propane delivery. They order on a "will call" basis. It is important that Will Call customers do not let their tank get below 30% to ensure we can schedule a delivery. It is your responsibility to watch your gauge regularly. Watch the video on our propane safety page to see how to check your gauge!

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