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April 2019

Benefits of Participating in a Propane Tank Exchange Program 960 720 Elite Gas

Benefits of Participating in a Propane Tank Exchange Program

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to dust off those propane tank grills and exchange your old or empty propane tanks for new ones in time to enjoy the Florida summer sun.

But why would I need to my exchange propane tank?

You may be thinking, ‘why would I need to exchange my tank; can’t I just buy a new one?’ The answer is yes, you can always purchase a new propane tank, but buying a new propane tank every time you need more fuel is like buying a plastic water bottle every time you are thirsty rather than investing in a reusable one. It is more cost effective to purchase a few propane tanks and participate in your local propane tank exchange program then to purchase a new tank every time you run out.

Refilling and exchanging a tank are the same, right?

They are actually not the same thing! While refilling and exchanging propane tanks leave you with the same result, the process differs in time, cost and convenience.

Refilling a propane tank does not ensure you will be able to get that tank filled on the same day. Most of the time you need to wait for a certified or trained employee to help you refill your propane tank. This could leave you waiting in a hardware store for hours or until someone with the proper skillset is available to help you. With a propane tank exchange program in Palm City, Florida, you are able to drop off your empty tank and pick up a new one without waiting or making a second trip. That means you spend less time running errands and more time doing things you want to be doing.

In general, joining a propane tank exchange program is about the same cost as refilling your tanks. While refilling your propane tank might appear to be more cost effective up front, in the long run it is not. When refilling your propane tank you keep the same tank you brought into the store, meaning you will eventually need to replace the expired tank. All propane tanks have a shelf life and once a tank has exceeded that shelf life it needs to be replaced for safety reasons. By participating in an exchange program you eliminate the personal responsibility of checking the tank’s expiration date; when you exchange your tank (even an expired one) you get a new and freshly certified tank.

The benefits of propane tanks go further than just grilling?

Propane tanks are not only used for outdoor activities, but can also be a source of energy in and around your homes or RVs!

Some other common uses for propane tanks are:

  • Generators
  • Outdoor heating (i.e. pools, hot tubs, fire pits, etc.)
  • Camping equipment such a stoves and tent heaters
  • RV power
  • Forklifts
  • Floor buffers
  • Refrigeration for recreational vehicles
  • Motor fuel
  • Business and agricultural applications

Propane tanks have many common household uses, and the last thing you want to happen is to realize you need to exchange your propane tank just as you are about to throw some grub on the grill or turn on your fire pit. By exchanging your propane tank before the Palm City rush arrives, you’ll be all set to welcome the return of a stress-free Florida summer. Looking for a propane tank exchange program in Palm City, Florida? Check out Elite Gas Contractors!