If you are planning on using gas mechanicals and appliances in your home, there are some things that need to be done first. You will need to start by having a propane tank installed and running the gas lines. Before you have the tank installed though, you will want to make sure you are prepared and decide where it goes, the size of the tank and if it will be buried or above ground. The following tips will help you prepare your home for the installation of a new propane tank to power your mechanical systems and appliances.
1. Choose the Right Size Tank for the Needs of Your Home and Budget
There are many different sizes of propane tanks that can be installed for the needs of your home. The smallest tanks do not really need installation and are only going to serve small appliances. If you rely on propane for your heating and appliances, a bigger tank needs to be installed. Larger tanks will need to be filled less frequently but will cost more to install than a smaller tank. Consider the amount of fuel you use during the winter months to choose the right size tank for the gas needs of your home.
2. Decide If You Want the Tank Buried or Above-Ground
Propane tanks can be an unsightly addition to your property if they are installed in the middle of landscaping. Therefore, in some situations, you will want to have the tank buried, which will cost more but be a less visible eyesore if you have a smaller property. If you do have the tank buried, you will need to have the area prepared and a riser installed to have access to the valves, filters, and top of the tank.
3. Install Propane Tanks Properly
The proper installation of the propane tank is important because tanks that are installed incorrectly can be a serious hazard. First, you want to have a professional install the tank and the valves and connections should be upright to prevent the liquid gas from escaping. In addition, the tank and gas lines connected to it should have the proper safety release valves and the latest safety features to prevent leaks and accidents.
4. Install Gas Lines and Connections to the Tank
Lastly, after the tank has been installed, the gas lines and connections will need to be run from the tank to your home. You may want to talk to the tank installer about running the gas lines and connecting the appliances in your home to ensure everything is done correctly and you do not have any problems when you start using the gas.
These are some tips to help prepare your home for the installation of a new propane tank for your mechanical systems and appliances. If you are ready to start preparing your home for gas appliances, contact a propane tank installation service to help get your home ready.