What’s the history of propane tank filling? It used to be that taking the propane tank from your BBQ grill to a local refilling station was your only option. But service-minded people came up with a plan to market pre-filled propane tanks at various convenient locations, and the tank exchange services came on the scene. And the idea makes some pretty good sense. Tank exchange services are quick and convenient. Propane exchanges can be found at neighborhood gas stations, grocers and hardware stores. So, let’s say you run out of gas in the middle of a BBQ. Not a problem. Just make a quick trip to the store at the corner, swap the tank, and get back to grilling. Plus, if your tank is rusted, leaking or simply in poor shape, you’ll end up with a newer tank for “free” when you make the exchange. The propane company that provides the exchange service will be responsible to repair the old tank or take it out of service. So you can come out pretty good on a deal like that.
So, why should I REFILL my tank? There are a few reasons why you might be better off to let us fill your tank, instead of making an exchange. In most cases, our refill service will save you money. In addition to a low, per gallon rate, there are other reasons why it usually works out better for your pocket.
“Is this old tank empty yet?” It is hard to judge how much gas is left in a propane tank, and to avoid a mid-BBQ drama, or a cold night in the middle of January, most people don’t want to wait until the tank is completely empty. With the exchange service, this results in giving back a tank that might still have a few pounds of propane in it, while paying the full exchange rate for your next tank. At Gregg Farm Services, we will add to your tank whatever amount you need and only charge you for the amount that we add to your tank.
“How do I know this new tank is really full?” When propane prices peaked a few years ago, many exchanges started selling tanks with only 15 lbs of propane, in order to try to keep from raising their refill exchange prices. But 15lbs is less than a full tank. Do you know for sure whether or not the exchange tank you are receiving is a “full” tank … or is it only about ¾ of a full charge? At Gregg Farm Services, when you pay for a 20 lb tank refill … you get 20 lbs. When you pay for a 100 lb tank refill … you get 100 lbs.
Short on cash? Since we fill your tank with whatever amount you need, if you can’t afford a complete refill of your tank right now, we will just sell you what you really need … to fit your budget. We do not have a minimum purchase.
Are tank exchanges a good idea? They can be very convenient. And there may be times you would prefer to use the tank exchange system. But if you want to make sure you get the most for your money every time, come to Gregg’s. Normally it just takes a few minutes. So when it comes to propane, Gregg’s will save you money.