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Underground Tanks

You already know the benefits of gas energy.

It's clean, safe, economical, and reliable. It can fuel the furnace, water heater, cook-top, clothes dryer, and many other appliances in the home. With tank burial and landscaping designs able to keep propane tanks out of sight, more and more homeowners across the nation are turning to propane to bring the warmth of gas energy to their homes.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Propane can fuel a home discreetly, almost invisibly, from underground tanks. Once a propane tank is buried, only a small dome is visible – mere inches above the ground. The dome houses valves, gauges, and regulators, allowing for easy servicing and refilling. Even large-capacity tanks can be installed with minimal visual intrusion, yet still providing the clean, efficient comfort of propane energy.

The Tank

Propane tanks are constructed of heavy steel and are specially painted with a mastic coating to prevent corrosion. Environmentally friendly and requiring no maintenance, a propane tank will typically last for 30 to 40 years. Single-family homes can be fueled by tanks of varying sizes, depending on the demand. Smaller 100-gallon tanks provide energy for appliances, while 1,000+ gallon tanks can fuel very large homes with swimming pools and hot tubs. Generally, 500-gallon tanks easily accommodate an average four-bedroom home.


Excavation is usually small – approximately four feet wide by twelve feet long by five feet deep. Because of the smaller dimensions, excavation costs are minimal.

Your Propane Retailer Can Help

Propane retailers are professional gas installation specialists. They can work with you on a project – from start to finish – to ensure the best possible energy system for your home. Generally, they will install the tank and make all gas hook-ups to the house. Your local propane retailer can assist you with:
  • Site advice
  • Tank sizing
  • Full installation support
Contact Shawley’s “The Energy People” to find out about the products and services we offer. We carry a full line of propane products for any aspect of your propane needs. We invite you to experience for yourself the safe, responsive, and reliable service Shawley’s provides to all of its customers. Please call and schedule an appointment for Shawley’s “The Energy People” to help you find comfort this year with a little help from propane.
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