Recognizing the Importance of Propane Tank Maintenance

If you use propane in your home, it’s important to take the time to ensure that you’re using it safely. While propane is a highly beneficial and environmentally friendly source of fuel, it also needs to be handled properly. Here are some tips for ensuring that your home’s propane tank stays safe and functional.

Schedule regular propane deliveries.

Keeping your propane tank at a healthy level is a must if you want to ensure that you’re never close to running out of fuel for your home. The most efficient way to do this is to schedule automatic propane deliveries to your home. When you do this, you won’t need to monitor your tank level; propane will simply be delivered to you whenever you need it.

Have your propane appliances serviced annually.

Regular maintenance is essential for ensuring that your propane tank and appliances continue to serve you well for a long time. Just as you might want to have your HVAC system checked out by a professional at least once a year, so you should have your propane system looked at by an experienced contractor on an annual basis.

Replace your propane tank when necessary.

Everything has an expiration date. While your propane tank might hold up well for many years, there will come a time when you need to replace it with a new one. Having your tank looked at every year by a propane professional will help to ensure that you know when it’s time to replace it. As a general rule, though, you should have your propane tank replaced if it’s more than 20 years old.


Barnett Propane has been providing Southern Arizona with propane for more than half a century. We are a family owned and operated company, and our team is dedicated to ensuring that all of our customers’ needs are met. If you’d like to learn more, you can reach us in Tucson at (520) 628-8525 or in Sierra Vista at (520) 458-4541.