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Leasing vs. Owning your Propane Tank

Written on: December 13, 2021

Take advantage of the future of propane gas with a tank at your fingertips

propane tank installation massachusettsPropane has so many benefits for businesses and homeowners looking to save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint, and have reliable heat and energy they can count on, no matter the weather along the South Shore of Massachusetts.

If you’ve discovered the perks of propane, one of the next steps is to decide whether to own or lease your tank. There is no right or wrong decision – it just comes down to what works best for your unique situation. One of the experienced energy techs at Williams Energy can go over your options with you and help you weigh the pros and cons of propane tank ownership.

Owning a propane tank brings greater rights, and responsibilities

Like with most types of property, owning your propane tank means you have control over it, within the bounds of all applicable laws. You get to make all the decisions, and you’re the first stop when something goes wrong. Similar to owning your home or vehicle, as a propane tank owner, you can conduct the maintenance and permitting yourself, or hire a professional of your choosing to take care of it. If you choose to purchase your own tank, you’ll want to make sure it is properly installed in the right location and follows all safety regulations. Reputable companies won’t want to take on the risk of servicing a tank that could be considered unsafe.

Leasing a propane tank means giving over some control to the professionals

When you lease a propane tank instead of own one, the company providing your tank retains the responsibility for taking care of the maintenance and installation. Because the leasing provider owns the tank, switching propane service providers could be complicated. If you don’t make your payments as agreed upon, you may lose your rental contract.

Leasing allows the experts to customize your tank to your needs

Your tank provider will work with you to determine the size of tank you need – ours range from 60 to 1000 gallons! – and where on your property it should be placed. At Williams Energy, we take into consideration factors such as the number and type of propane appliances you may have in your home or business – now or in the future – how much heat your typically require, and what your anticipated propane usage might be.

Whether you’re building a new home that requires propane appliances, or have an existing home or business where you want to add a propane appliance, Williams Energy can be of help.

We offer FREE consultation on installing propane tanks and will thoroughly discuss everything related to your propane needs.

Williams Energy has your propane tank covered

Leasing a tank from Williams Energy we’ll take on the hassles of tank management, installation, service, and compliance with applicable regulations, so you don’t have to. If something goes wrong, we are on hand ready to fix it. As a Williams Energy propane delivery customer, you also have the option of getting an electronic propane tank monitor device installed on your propane tank. A wireless propane tank monitor gives us on-demand insight into your propane usage.

How has Williams Energy stayed in business for more than 100 years? By treating our customers like our neighbors, and by providing the courteous, reliable service they deserve! Join the family of satisfied Williams Energy customers.