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Do You Own Your Propane Tank?

propane tank own or lease massachusettsHave you bought a new home here on the South Shore of Massachusetts? Congratulations!

You’re probably excited, happy, a bit scared, and very busy. There’s much to do between all the paperwork and arrangements, of course. Whether it’s what color you want to paint the bathroom to, or what kind of draperies to put in the living room.

However, there’s something else you need to do: Find out if you actually own that propane tank connected to the house.

That may surprise you. You likely believed that since you bought the house, the propane tank that’s there is yours, too. That may true, but it might not. Here’s why:

The people you bought your home from might have leased the tank from their propane delivery company. You could keep it if you want that company to handle your propane delivery. But, if you want another propane delivery company, like the high-quality, worry-free service Frank Lamparelli provides, that could be a problem. No propane delivery company will fill a propane tank leased from another company. This is why it’s important to be in-the-know!

Owning vs. leasing your propane tank

If it turns out that you own the propane tank, you have the freedom to choose your propane delivery company. You can also easily switch to a new one if you are not satisfied with your service or rates.

But ownership comes with responsibilities. You are solely responsible for your propane tank. You are responsible for the maintenance and repairs of your propane tank and you have to pay for them yourself.

If the propane tank that came with the house is old or in poor condition, you may need to replace it. You may also have to replace it with a bigger tank if you want to add more propane appliances, like a water heater or range. And be prepared: buying and installing a new propane tank can costs thousands of dollars.

With leasing, all of that is off your shoulders. Leasing a tank means your propane delivery company takes care of maintenance and repairs. And that’s exactly how we can help!

Frank Lamparelli makes switching providers hassle-free. We’ll help you choose the right size propane tank for your home and provide safe, expert installation; this includes disconnecting the old tank, too!

Frank Lamparelli carries a wide range of tank sizes to suit the needs of your Massachusetts home or business—from smaller tanks that provide fuel for multiple appliances to tanks with the capacity to heat a large home or a commercial complex. We do it all! Give us a call today to see how we can help.