How many times have you replaced the portable propane tank on your grill? Truth be told, it’s not too hard to do. Make sure the gas is off, disconnect the empty tank, and connect the new one.
On the other hand, replacing or installing a full-size propane tank that holds a couple of hundred gallons is no DIY project. Of course, when your full-size tank runs low, you don’t need to replace the whole tank—SWVA Gas Service provides reliable propane delivery service to Radford, VA, and the surrounding communities. But sometimes, you need to replace or swap out your existing tank. Whether you need to install a new tank or replace an old one, the pros at SWVA Gas Service have the expertise to handle everything for you, safely and properly.
To start, there are just a couple of upfront decisions you’ll need to make if you are considering a new propane tank.
The easiest way to go if you’re replacing an old tank is to use the same setup as the new one. But if it’s a new propane tank, here’s what to consider:
If you are replacing an existing tank, consider whether your needs have changed. If you’ve added new gas appliances, put an addition on your home, or even have more people living with you than when you first got your tank, you may use more propane. Maybe you’ve noticed you must order propane more often—a sure sign your tank is too small.
Getting a bigger tank means you’ll need fewer refills, reduce the risk of a runout, and even avoid or lessen the sting of price spikes.
But a bigger tank is, well, bigger! You’ll need space to bury it. And if it’s above ground, a huge tank can be less attractive. We can help you determine the best size propane tank for your needs based on the size of your Radford area home as well as how many appliances you’ll be fueling.
Once you’ve made your decisions about size and location, you can sit back and let SWVA take care of everything else. From permits to lighting your pilots after your first fill-up, we’ll make it look as easy as changing out your grill cylinder.
We will perform testing and safety inspections, light pilot lights, check appliances for proper operation and answer any questions you may have about the tank installation, service arrangements, or delivery schedules.
When we’re done, you’ll understand why homeowners and businesses throughout the southwest Virginia area trust SWVA to provide reliable propane service for more than 50 years. Whether you decide on an aboveground or underground propane tank, know that our team can make selecting, installing, and maintaining your tank easy. And we’ll provide reliable propane delivery services, too.
Contact us for more information today.