250 Gallon Propane Storage Tanks

When the cold breath of winter fills the air, it’s time to start thinking about your home’s heating system and whether you’re ready to face the coming Arctic weather. If you’re relying on a steady propane supply for your home heating needs and don’t yet have a tank needed to store this precious gas, then you might do best with a 250-gallon horizontal propane tank.

Propane tanks of various sizes are available for residential and commercial usage; 120-, 250-, and 330-gallon tanks are used mostly for residential customers, while 500- and 1,000-gallon propane tanks, while also for large homes, are mainly suitable to meet commercial demands.

Designed for moderate propane uses, the 250-gallon horizontal propane tank can support three propane appliances, such as a clothes dryer, fireplace, and stove, or is sufficient for a heating system for modest-sized homes.

Read on for more information about the 250-gallon horizontal propane tank, including its uses and benefits.


The 250-gallon propane storage tank is a common size and is used to give residential customers a 30-day propane supply. This 30-day reference depends, of course, on one’s daily usage and how many appliances are using propane, the size of the home, and the home’s heating needs.

The number of gallons refers to the amount of propane (in pounds) that the tank will hold when it is 80 percent filled. This tank is not available in a vertical configuration.

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Recommended Locations

This tank should be installed a minimum of ten feet from the home, according to code. It is recommended that the tank be installed in a location that allows propane delivery trucks to access up to 100 feet of the tank.

A 250-gallon horizontal propane tank can be installed underground, though it is most commonly situated above ground. Installing this tank underground will give you more outdoor space and for some customers is an esthetic alternative to an above-ground installation. This type of propane storage tank is about 30-31 inches in diameter and up to 94 inches in length.


The greatest benefit of having a 250-gallon tank is that you’ll readily have at least a month’s supply of the propane you need to power your heat, fireplace, or appliances.

There’s also the benefit of having a purchase option for the tank; you can choose either based on your propane needs and financial ability.

Available from Diversified Energy

Diversified Energy can be your go-to for all your propane needs. With convenient locations throughout North Carolina and in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, this propane supplier provides service to those states as well as parts of South Carolina and Virginia.

An automatic “watchdog” propane delivery system; propane product sales, installation, and repair; gas line and storage tank installation; and 24-hour emergency response are among the top-notch services you can rely on when you sign on with Diversified Energy. With Diversified, you get trained and licensed technicians who will install your 250-gallon horizontal propane tank or any other tank to coding and safety specifications.

You’ll never be left in the cold when you become a highly valued customer of Diversified Energy.