Everything You Need to Know About Buying or Selling a House with Propane Gas
So you’re in the market for a new home or, you’re putting your house on the market...how does a propane tank play into the mix? Actually, having a home powered by propane gas can bump up the value, giving you an added advantage. What do you need to know when buying or selling a house with propane gas? Read on to get some helpful insight!
Is there documented history of propane tank maintenance?
Whether you’re buying or selling your home, it’s a good idea to keep a record of your propane tank and the maintenance it has had over the years, including invoices, statements or other relevant documents that your gas supplier can provide. This is handy for when you sell your home, and you can give the buyer a clear look at any added equipment or usage, so they can compare it with the asking price of the house.
Removing the propane tank is the seller’s responsibility.
If a buyer doesn’t want the propane tank, then it’s up to the seller to dispose of it. Work together with your gas supplier to safely take care of the situation. By taking on the responsibility of getting rid of the tank, this allows the buyer to start from a fresh slate if they want to go with another supplier or heating system, saving you any headaches associated with an old tank once you move.
Have a chat with the new owners about propane gas
With a propane heated home comes certain safety measures and usage standards to keep in mind so a homeowner gets the most energy and cost savings out of their system. When the papers are signed and the keys are about to be handed over to the buyers, be sure you haven’t forgotten to give them the 101 on propane gas usage. Show them the tank and let them know about any special instructions, show them the contact information for the supplier and answer any questions they may have.