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Why Isn’t My Propane Tank 100% Full After Delivery?

Written on: February 5, 2024

Important Info About Your Propane Supply

propane tank Holden, MA You may have noticed that your propane tank is never 100% full after a delivery. That’s intentional. Why? Propane is a liquid. When liquids warm up, they expand. Propane in particular expands a lot and quickly. In fact, it expands about 17 times the volume water does given a set temperature increase. For this reason, our technicians leave extra space so the propane can safely expand. For above-ground tanks, that means filling the tank to about 80% capacity. Underground tanks are filled slightly more because in being underground they’re insulated against big temperature swings. So now you know why your propane tank isn’t 100% full after delivery.

At Brideau Energy, we make having a propane tank as easy as possible. Keep reading to learn more about the propane tanks and propane services we offer.

Tank Sizes

When it comes to propane tanks, there’s no one size fits all option. There are different variables that need to be considered when trying to pick the right tank for your Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire home. For example: How big is your home? How many gallons of propane do you use (on average) every month? Do you use propane for home heating, to power appliances, or both?

Here’s an overview of the different tank sizes Brideau Energy offers:

If you’re looking to purchase a propane tank and you’re not sure which tank size is right for your home, the team at Brideau Energy can help you make the right choice.

Propane Tank Monitoring

Brideau Energy is there for you and your Holden, MA home even after you purchase or lease your propane tank. We recommend that all our customers sign up for tank monitoring. Having a wireless tank monitor will give you peace of mind. There’s virtually no chance you’ll experience a run-out and it removes the guesswork when it comes to scheduling your deliveries.

Tank Monitoring Benefits

Choose Brideau

Brideau Energy is a reliable source of propane tank services in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. We’re here to answer all your questions about leasing a tank or tank monitoring.

Contact Brideau Energy today to learn more about how we can meet your propane tank needs.