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!
- Propane delivery
- Propane tank installation services
- And much more!
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:
- 120 gallon propane tank
- 330 gallon propane tank
- 500 gallon propane tank
- 850 gallon propane tank
- 1000 gallon propane tank
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:
- Building and safety codes, which vary from location to location.
- Ease of access, to allow delivery trucks the ability to refill the tank in all seasons (tank must be located within 100 feet of the driveway).
- Overall site design, aesthetics and landscaping.
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.
We offer propane delivery options!
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.
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.
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!