How Much Does it Cost to Fill a Propane Tank?
Propane tanks can be used for many different purposes, and the amount of propane that is used will depend upon the function. After the all the propane in the tank has been used, there are two ways to get more propane. One way is to refill the tank and the other way is to exchange it for a new one. While there are perks to both ways, many people opt to refill a propane tank to help save on costs. The average cost to refill a propane tank will greatly vary depending upon the size of the tank, the geographical location, and the company doing the job.
How much is it?
- On average, a 10 pound tank is going to cost anywhere from $12 to $22 per tank. A 20 pound tank can cost upwards of $29 to $40 per tank to refill.
- A 100 pound tank can cost upwards of $65 to as much as $80 per tank. This is much cheaper per pound and will last a lot longer. Keep in mind that most stores will have a limit on the amount of propane that they can refill at any given time.
- For example, the popular company Blue Rhino generally charges around $22 plus tax at their stations, while a name-brand retailer such as Tractor Supply Plus charges around $17 plus tax to fill up a tank.
- Tvwbb.com has a forum thread discussing the rates that they paid for a refill. Most on this forum thread stated that they had paid anywhere from $12 to as much as $30 per refill. Most also stated that U-haul and local hardware stores are the cheapest place to get a refill done.
- Backwoodshome.com users claim that they had paid anywhere from $12 to as much as $25 per refill for a tank under 20 pounds. Many say that they have had a lot of luck at wholesale clubs such as Sam’s Club or even gas stations.
What are the extra costs?
- Propane is similar to gas prices at your local gas station. Because of this, the prices are going to reflect the current market value and can rise and fall without warning.
- Most states are going to charge an additional fee such as local state taxes.
What is going to be included?
- Most retailers will have a refill station that you can walk right up to. If you want to exchange one, you will let one of the store associates know. Most stores will require the assistance of an associate since most refill stations are behind a locked gate.
- Some retainers can often offer a 30-day guarantee. If any problems persist during this time, you will be able to bring back your propane tank and either get a new one or get your money back.
Tips to know:
- NEVER attempt to refill a propane tank on your own. While there are tutorials on the internet, the risk is not worth saving $15. You could potentially cause a lot of harm, sometimes even death, you you do something wrong.
How can I save money?
- A tank exchange may be cheaper. More and more people are finding that fewer refill stations are available. If possible, check local stations to see what they charge in order to exchange one. Many find that it is 30% cheaper to do so.
- If you have more than one tank, consider bringing in more than one. Many stores will often offer a bulk discount to those that bring in more than one tank at a time.
- The larger your tank, the more you can save per pound of propane.