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Choosing the Right Propane Tank for Your Home Energy Needs

Posted on Fri, Jun 30, 2023 @ 12:50 PM

When it comes to propane tanks for supplying home energy, there are two main types: horizontal torpedo tanks and vertical (upright) tanks. Let's explore these options and find the best fit for your requirements.

Determining the Tank Size and Style:

The capacity and style of the tank you choose will depend on various factors, including:

  1. Estimated propane usage: Consider your heating requirements during the winter season, the size of your home, the number of propane appliances you have, and the efficiency of those appliances.

Torpedo or Upright?

  1. Torpedo Style (Horizontal) Tanks: These tanks have a larger capacity and are typically used when propane serves as the primary source of heat. Their higher storage capacity reduces the need for frequent winter deliveries, providing homeowners with peace of mind regarding an ample supply of propane. At Budget Propane, our torpedo tanks are available in green, allowing them to blend into the landscaping or wooded areas around your property.

For torpedo tanks with capacities ranging from 325 USWG up to and including 1000 USWG, specific installation guidelines apply. These tanks should be positioned at least 10 feet away from property lines, buildings, and ignition sources such as pool heaters or generators. Additionally, the tank must be easily accessible for refilling, so there should be a distance of less than 100 feet between the torpedo propane tank and the location where the propane truck can safely park.

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Topics: Budget Propane, Propane Tanks & Cylinders

Get Ready for BBQ Season - Propane Safety Tips

Posted on Mon, May 01, 2023 @ 03:45 PM

It's barbecue season again, and it's time to fire up the grill! However, before you do, it's important to keep in mind some safety tips that can help prevent accidents and ensure a safe and enjoyable barbecue experience.

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Topics: Budget Propane, Propane Safety

Learn About Propane Tanks

Posted on Mon, Feb 06, 2023 @ 04:52 PM

Propane tanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but here are two main types of propane tanks used for supplying home energy – horizontal torpedo tanks or vertical (up-right) tanks. 

The capacity or size of the tank, and style of the tank, will depend on the estimated amount of propane usage for your needs. Factors include; your heating requirements through the winter, the size of your home, the number of propane appliances you have, the efficiency of your propane appliances.

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Topics: Budget Propane, Propane Tanks & Cylinders

BBQ Safety Tips from the Canadian Propane Association

Posted on Thu, May 05, 2022 @ 09:58 AM

It's barbecue season at last and we'd like to share some safety tips from The Canadian Propane Association.

While propane barbecues are fast, clean and convenient, they do require some maintenance and a few basic precautions. A little extra care and these few simple precautions should ensure the safe and enjoyable operation of your barbecue.

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Topics: Budget Propane, Propane Safety

Opening Your Cottage in the Spring

Posted on Wed, Apr 06, 2022 @ 01:42 PM








Spring has finally arrived and you probably have one thing on your mind – it’s time to open up the cottage! While some cottage owners wait until the weather warms up in May - lots of owners want to visit earlier and use the time to get their cottage ready to receive the family. Here's some helpful tips to put on your checklist!

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Topics: Budget Propane, Home & Cottages

Guide to Propane Tanks

Posted on Fri, Apr 01, 2022 @ 09:32 AM

Propane tanks come in a variety of sizes, from small canisters and cylinders ideal for backyard use to large upright or torpedo storage tanks that can be used to fuel a home or facility.

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Topics: Budget Propane, Propane Tanks & Cylinders

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