Countless homes in Berlin, Maryland, use propane heat. Therefore, if you’ve recently moved to the area and are considering to buy a home, you might have questions about this common heat source. Here are few things you might want to ask when considering a home with propane heat.

How Big Is the Propane Tank?

The larger the propane tank, the fewer times you’ll need to schedule a delivery. Most home propane tank sizes range from 120 to over 1,000 gallons. Keep in mind, though, that although a larger tank means fewer fill-ups, it does mean paying more money for each delivery.

Who Owns the Tank?

Some homeowners rent their propane tanks from a fuel company, while others own theirs outright. When you’re considering a home with a propane tank, be sure to ask who owns it. When you own the tank, you don’t have to worry about rental fees, which is a plus. However, the former homeowner may factor the costs associated with purchasing the tank into the home’s asking price.

With a rented tank, you aren’t responsible for its maintenance and upkeep, and most companies will transfer the tank rental to the new owner after a home is sold. In some cases, you may even get the option to purchase the rented tank.

Is the Tank Above or Below Ground?

Just because you don’t see a propane tank on the property doesn’t mean it’s not there. Some tanks are installed belowground to make the property more aesthetically pleasing. Most are above ground, though, and placed close to the home.

Are Maintenance Records Available?

Propane tanks require preventative maintenance like any other large appliance, so ask the homeowner if he or she can provide evidence of regular service before making an offer. If not, this lack of service could indicate potential problems down the road, for which you’ll be responsible.

After purchasing a home that uses propane, contact Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391. We offer a full range of propane gas services to meet your needs.

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