Underground Propane Tanks: 7 Things To Know
Are you considering a new propane solution for your Long Island home in Suffolk, Nassau County or the Hamptons? An underground tank can be a safer way to store propane than above ground storage solutions—but is it the right choice?
Before purchasing a new tank, consider the pros and cons of an underground vs. above ground propane tank.
Depending on the available space, intended use at home or for your business, and your budget, choosing the right solution requires insight into critical issues to make sure your new tank serves you well. Keep reading to learn about seven things you should know when considering underground propane tanks.
1. A Safer Way to Store Propane
An underground tank benefits from the protection of soil surrounding the structure. While underground, propane can maintain a constant temperature without the influence of hot or cold outdoor temperatures affecting how much gas they can hold.
Storing propane underground also protects the surrounding environment and structures in case of a leak. While propane is a green fuel, a tank leak can lead to fire or other damage when coming into contact with other structures nearby. Tanks placed underground receive an environmentally safe coating to increase the lifespan of your tank and avoid corrosion.
- Underground tanks are less vulnerable to severe weather, temperature fluctuations, and damage.
- Safer from intentional harm or accidents that can occur with above ground tanks.
- In the event of a leak, underground tanks are less likely to cause fires or damage to nearby structures.
2. Better for Aesthetics
If you don’t want the land around your Hamptons home or business dotted with propane tanks, underground tanks are your best option. Burying propane storage solutions means you can maintain your property’s aesthetics without tanks to ruin the landscape or block views.
Underground tanks don’t take up any room in your yard. If you need a surface area for property values or you simply don’t want to see tanks when you look out the window, installing them underground is the best way to protect the beauty of your property.
3. More Storage Capacity
With capacity starting at 500 gallons, underground tanks provide the energy storage you need to power your Hampstead home or business.
You can store up to 1,600 gallons in our largest underground tank in a safer environment and without disrupting the landscape of your property.
4. Consider Your Needs
If you use propane primarily for grilling, a large underground tank might not be the best solution for you. Above ground propane storage offers smaller tank sizes and portable solutions, depending on your needs.
However, if you rely on propane as a significant fuel source for your home or business, a large underground tank can be an excellent option. Larger tanks eliminate the need for frequent re-supply of your propane. Reducing the number of deliveries and buying higher volumes of propane can help reduce costs.
5. Underground Tanks Add Value
When deciding between an above ground or an underground propane tank, consider your budget. Installing an underground propane tank is a more complex, labor-intensive, and therefore, more costly option.
While it may cost more, an underground tank is not exposed to the elements and will likely last significantly longer than an above ground tank. An underground tank will also give you a more spacious and attractive property.
6. Tank Installation in 1 – 2 Days
Depending on your tank’s size and how many we deliver, the installation process can take anywhere from several hours to a day or two.
After completing the installation, you will see minimal evidence of your new underground tanks. A small dome remains above ground to provide access when it’s time to replenish your propane supply.
A great deal of work goes into following safety codes and local permits to ensure a safe tank installation. A good professional team will also minimize the disruption to your day while completing quality work. The finished product is a safely-placed underground tank for a seamless, hidden power for your home or business.
7. Beware of Improper Installation
Underground tanks are well-protected from extreme weather conditions and other damage that may affect above ground tanks. However, underground tanks can be vulnerable to flooding if not properly installed.
Be sure your tank installation team understands the layout of your land and takes precautions against flooding by correctly securing your underground tank before covering it.
8. Choose the Best Professionals for Underground Propane Tanks
Ensuring the safety of your Long Island propane storage starts with choosing the best professionals to install your underground propane tanks! Whether you choose propane for your home or business, safely storing it requires the best quality tanks and installation services.
Propane Depot is a locally owned company that helps home and business owners save money while delivering high-quality installation and maintenance services for their tanks. If you’re considering a propane tank purchase, contact us for a free quote! We’ll help you with the best solution for your needs.