Propane can fuel a home discreetly, almost invisibly, from an underground tank. A propane tank can be buried with minimal excavation costs, leaving only a small dome visible just inches above the ground. This dome allows for easy servicing and refilling, and it can be easily screened with shrubs or other plantings to blend seamlessly into a home's overall landscaping.
Propane tanks are constructed with heavy steel and have a mastic coating to prevent corrosion. Single-family homes can be fueled by tanks of varying sizes, depending on the demand. On average, a 500-gallon tank can easily provide the energy for a four-bedroom home, while a tank with a capacity of 1,000 gallons or more can fuel a larger home with additional energy demands such as a swimming pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, and patio lighting.
If you're considering this option, your propane retailer can advise you on proper tank size and location, and handle both the installation and the gas hookup to the house. From start to finish, you'll get the help you need to do the job right.
Learn more about how easy and affordable it can be to install underground tanks in your next development. This underground tank case study highlights a business park where the propane retailer was able to install an underground propane tank system free of charge to the developer.