We will go over the advantages of above-ground and buried propane tanks so you can make an informed decision.
When you only have a couple propane-powered items, such as a gas grill or turkey fryer, you may get by just fine with a portable propane tank that you get filled every so often or exchange for a filled one. When you have several uses for propane, such as fueling a large outdoor kitchen, operating a whole-house generator, or using for an indoor or outdoor fireplace, it makes more sense to have a larger propane tank installed at your Southern Pines, North Carolina home.
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines, we install propane tanks for customers who would prefer not to pay a monthly rental fee to a propane delivery company. When you own your own tank, you can shop around for the lowest price each time you need it filled, instead of being stuck with whichever company owns the propane tank. Another luxury is that you have the latitude to choose between above-ground and buried propane tanks. Most delivery companies won’t let you bury their propane tank, but when you own the tank yourself, you can gain several benefits with a buried tank, including:
- Protection from severe weather- Buried propane tanks are not susceptible to severe weather, so you can have peace of mind that you’ll continue to have fuel regardless of what Mother Nature is doling out. They can also adapt better to swings in temperature.
- Protection from collision- Even the best above-ground placement might still have the potential to be hit by a vehicle, fallen tree, or other collision, but that is never a risk with buried propane tanks.
- Protection from people- Buried propane tanks are not susceptible to unauthorized use or acts of vandalism.
- Improved appearance- Many people think that propane tanks are an eyesore on a property. If you feel that way, buried propane tanks are the way to go.
We are more than happy to install your propane tank whichever way you prefer as we handle the installation of both above-ground and buried propane tanks. Call us today and we’ll quote you each way and address all your questions so you can make an informed decision about which is best for you.