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What New Homeowners Need to Know About Propane Tanks February 8, 2018

West Plains, Howell
What New Homeowners Need to Know About Propane Tanks, West Plains, Missouri

Purchasing a new home is exciting, especially when it’s equipped with a propane tank that promises an efficient way to warm your property. But before you contact a technician to fill it, you should be aware of a few key details. That’s why the gas providers at West Plains Propane in Howell County, MO, share some important information about propane tanks below.


When you purchased the home, you may have thought you automatically assumed ownership of the propane tank. However, the people who lived there before you may have leased the tank. In that case, it can’t be filled by anyone other than the propane company that owns it. When you own the tank, you can work with the gas service of your choice to fill it up. The previous homeowner or the realtor may have this information. If there’s a company sticker on the propane tank, you can also contact them directly.

Sizepropane tanks

The size of the tank plays a major role in how often you’ll have to fill it. The larger the unit, the more you can wait to schedule a delivery. You can ask the previous homeowners how often they arranged propane services, or you can call the company yourself.


Just as you conduct thorough home inspections before you purchase a new property, you should also inquire about the history of your propane tank. Most companies maintain detailed accounts of service appointments, which gives new homeowners some insight into prior issues.  

Maintaining your propane tank is vital if you want to be comfortable all winter long. If you need a trustworthy company to handle your home’s gas needs, contact West Plains Propane to find out how they’ll help you. Visit their website for information on their services, or call (417) 256-3470 to receive a free estimate.

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