Propane For Your Home

Add warmth to everyday moments with a propane tank for home use

Propane can do more than meets the eye

Are you building a home, or remodeling? Call us today to learn about the savings and sustainability propane can bring to your home. Get a propane tank for your home with your LOCAL propane supplier, Oregon Propane. We see you as more than just a number and we'll make sure you never go cold.

Save money and increase efficiency with the surprisingly numerous uses of propane. Propane tank for home has many applications. From appliances, to outdoor heating, to generators for peace of mind during a power outage; propane can power it. 

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Propane for home FAQ

This depends on several factors:

  • Square footage of your home
  • Number of propane appliances
  • Climate

Residential propane tank sizes vary depending on your location and property size. If you're out in rural areas with a big house and lots of space, we recommend a 250 - 1,000 gallon tank.

For smaller areas with neighbors close by, we recommend 

Give us a call to talk with a real person about what size propane tank is best for you and your family.

  • 500 gallon tanks are usually around $1,000-$1,800 depending on the type.
  • 1,000 gallon tanks can be around $3,000 - $4,000.
  • There is also the option to rent a tank
  • Lease your tank and own it after 10 years of being a loyal customer. You won't find that option from big national propane suppliers!

As with anything, it depends on your situation. 

Propane tank for home ownership pros:

  • You're investing in yourself
  • You don't have to change tanks if you change propane providers
  • You can sell it if you want a different one
  • It increases home property value

Tank ownership cons:

  • Maintenance and safety is your responsibility

Propane tank for home rental pros:

  • Maintenance and safety is the responsibility of your propane provider

Tank rental cons:

  • You will always have to make payments
  • You have to switch tanks when you change propane providers

One tank must be at least 10 feet from any buildings or property lines. If there are two tanks next to each other, that distance increases to 25 feet.

The bigger the tank, the farther away it has to be. Give us a call to discuss safety placement.



  • Propane burns clean, so there is less furnace maintenance because there is less buildup over time
  • Propane is cheaper than electricity and oil
  • Bigger tanks mean fewer deliveries
  • Propane has a higher octane rating, making it more efficient 


  • Propane burns slightly colder than oil, so you will need more of it
  • It can be expensive to switch appliancess

30 years! Properly maintained, propane tanks are built to last. If you have an aboveground tank that is covered and protected from the elements, they can last even longer.

As the propane tank technology improves, it wouldn't be surprising to see this number rise.

So many things!

  • Furnaces and boilers
  • Water heating
  • Ovens and stoves
  • Clothes drying
  • Fireplaces
  • Generators
  • Outdoor equipment like grills and heating lamps

Learn more about propane-powered home appliances.

Own a business? Learn more about the commercial uses of propane.