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Do I Own The Propane Tank At My New Home?

Helpful Tips for New Homeowners

propane tank pennsylvaniaHave you bought a new home recently? Congratulations! If that same new home is powered with propane, congratulations again! Propane is a wonderfully efficient, versatile fuel source that can not only heat your home and your water, it can also power your range, clothes dryer, space heater, BBQ grill and more.

This is an exciting time. There are so many things to think about, from where to put the sofa to how to organize the kitchen cabinets. But there’s something else you need to think about if you are using propane in your home: whether or not you own the propane tank that came with the house.

While this discussion likely came up during closing, it’s an important piece of the puzzle to remember! If thinking that because you bought the house you bought the propane tank, too, you could be wrong. The people who owned the house before you may have leased the tank from their propane delivery company. If that’s the case, the propane delivery company is going to either take it back, or, look to continue their service with you. And if you want to use another propane provider, you’re out of luck. No propane delivery company will fill another company’s leased tank.

Owning vs. leasing your propane tank

If you own the propane tank, you are in control of what propane delivery company will fill your tank. That’s right: owning your own propane tank gives you the freedom to choose your propane delivery company. It also allows you to easily switch if you aren’t satisfied.

But there’s a flip side: With that freedom comes responsibility. As in, you are responsible for your propane tank and all of its upkeep. You have to make sure that it is in safe, good working order. You are in responsible for maintenance and repairs of your propane tank, and have to pay for them out of your own pocket.

And if you add more propane appliances, like a range or clothes dryer, you will likely need a bigger propane tank. Buying and installing a new propane tank can costs thousands of dollars in itself!

That’s why being a ProGas customer and leasing your propane tank from us is such a great choice. It takes all that work, worry, and up-front expense off your plate. We’ll make sure you have the right size propane tank for your home’s needs and will safely and expertly install it. We will also work with you so you have the right propane delivery option for your home, like our Keep Full automatic delivery service.

And once your new tank is installed, ProGas handles the maintenance and repairs so you don’t have to!

Contact us to find out more about our propane tank services, and how we can get you setup quickly, and easily. Experience the difference with ProGas!