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How Do You Take Care of a Propane Tank?

Propane is widely used in agricultural, commercial and industrial applications. When used properly, it is a safe and efficient fuel you can use for your property. As winter approaches, make sure that your tank is ready for extreme temperatures and harsh weather conditions.  

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A trusted provider of HVAC services shares tips on maintaining your propane tank. 

Maintain Your Appliances

Appliances, such as your HVAC system, that uses propane must be maintained routinely. With proper and regular maintenance, your equipment will run safely, stay efficient, and last longer. You should have your heating and cooling equipment checked and serviced at least once a year. 

Be Mindful of Your Gas Levels

A leak may occur during a fuel refill if you run out of propane gas. Make sure your heating oil delivery provider visits your home regularly to ensure you always have sufficient fuel in your tank. When the tank becomes empty, air and moisture can build up, which can result in rust. Once rusting occurs, it would become difficult to smell the gas in case there is a leak. 

Stay Alert for Gas Leaks

Propane is an odorless gas, but manufacturers add a specific smell to let consumers know if a leak occurs. If you smell a strong odor that resembles a dead animal or rotten eggs, there may be a gas leak. Shut down the supply valve as soon as possible once you notice this smell. Everyone should leave the house until an expert gets a look at the tank. 

For quality heating and oil delivery services, turn to Burch Oil. We specialize in heating, air conditioning, and more! Call us at (301) 373-2131 or fill out our contact form to request a fuel delivery or schedule a service appointment.

Reader Interactions


  1. Alice Carroll says

    Thanks for the tip about how having measure against gas leaks will help a lot when planning to get a new propane tank. I’d like to get propane services soon because I think that will be a better way to heat up my home. Finding the economical choices for my home’s expenses will be a huge help in the long run.

  2. Alice Carroll says

    Thanks for the reminder that gas level regulation is also a crucial part of propane tank installation. I’d like to know more about such services because I plan to find ways to make the heating of my home better. Switching to a different kind of fuel might be a good idea.

  3. Olivia Smart says

    Thank you for explaining that your tank can develop rust if it becomes empty. I’ve been wondering if we should run our propane tank empty or if we should try to get it refilled often. I really appreciate what I’ve read here so we can know what we should be aware of and how to take care of our propane tank properly.

  4. Victoria Addington says

    It was fascinating to know that letting a heating oil delivery provider regularly visits your home can ensure sufficient fuel supply in your tank. My mother wants to ensure that we also have sufficient propane in the house. I should advise her to look for a propane delivery provider that can regularly visit our home.

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