Thinking big when you heat your home with propane means using a big storage tank to reduce you fuel cost. There are plenty of good reasons for having an extra large propane tank for your home heating supply.
When I say big tank I mean one that will hold enough propane for at least three winter months.
A big tank lets you play the price market with a fill up in mid summer. You can then avoid buying during high price winter months.
Having a big tank makes your propane supplier happy to deal with you. It saves them on delivery costs. They should be willing to give you the lowest possible gas cost.
With a big tank, you can negotiate a low annual contract price and a “keep full delivery” program. The supplier can top up your tank, at a fixed annual contract price, whenever they have a truck in the area serving other customers.
You supplier is happy because they can safely forget about you when other customers are pleading for immediate high price deliveries.
Having a big tank stops the worry over bad weather. When I used propane, I never knew if the heavy delivery truck would be able to make it through the snow and ice to get up the hill to my house.
If your tank is big enough, you can coast through the coldest winter months with out buying any fuel.
If your income varies from month to month, you can use a big tank like a savings account. Buy extra fuel when you have the cash and do not buy fuel during the months when you are short of cash.
On the down side, you can be tying up a big chunk of cash for a fill up. If you start early in the warm months your supplier may help your cash flow by filling half now and half later. It helps him smooth out his purchases of propane.
Your money is tied up in your propane inventory. With a big inventory of propane, your risk of loss due to leakage is higher with a big tank.
The advantages of getting the lowest price and a flexible delivery schedule will save you money when you have a big tank.
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