Do I Own My Propane Tank?

Tips for New Homeowners

propane tankAre you buying a new home here in southern New Jersey or eastern Pennsylvania? Congratulations! This is quite an exciting time for you.

It can also be challenging as you face a lot of questions when it comes to your new home. Do you want a 30-year or 15-year mortgage? Is replacing the bathroom vanity a DYI project? Can the kitchen cabinets be painted, or should you replace them?

If your new home is fueled with propane, there’s another question you need to ask yourself: Do I own the propane tank that’s there now?

Your may believe that because you bought the house, the propane tank is yours, too. That may, or may not, be true.

The previous owners may have leased the tank from their propane delivery company. If so, the propane delivery company is going to want its propane tank back. You can keep it if you want that company to continue to handle your propane delivery. If not, there’s a slight issue; no propane delivery company will fill another company’s leased propane tank.

Why lease instead of own your propane tank?

First of all, if you own the propane tank that comes with your new house, Blue Flame will deliver propane to you. There’s no difference in our delivery service or costs if you own your propane tank!

Owning your propane tank gives you the freedom to choose your propane delivery company. But there’s a flip side: When you own your tank, you are 100% responsible for the maintenance and repairs of your propane tank and have to pay for them yourself.

If the propane tank that came with the house is old or in rough condition, you are also on the hook for replacing it. Another reason you could have to replace it is if you are adding more propane appliances to your home, such as a range or fireplace. More propane appliances mean you’ll use more propane, necessitating a larger tank. Buying and installing a new propane tank can costs thousands of dollars.

But if you’re a Blue Flame customer, we offer an alternative: leasing your propane tank! We install and lease a wide range of propane tank sizes. You have peace of mind knowing they’re safely and professionally installed and always cared for moving forward.

And with leasing, all the responsibility and expense of maintenance and repair is off your shoulders.

Contact us to learn more about propane tank installation and leasing – Blue Flame makes it easy to switch, today!