If you’re thinking about investing in a propane-powered home, congratulations – we think it’s a great move! But remember: buying a home that uses propane as an energy source requires some unique considerations that don’t apply to a homes powered by other fuels.
Before you join the growing list of propane homeowners, here are three key questions you’ll want to ask your seller.
One way to find out what appliances are powered by propane is to request the seller’s most recent propane safety inspection, which should list them all. Look for any discrepancies between what you see on paper and what you see in the home, along with any problems that might come up in the inspection papers (we highly recommend a professional inspection before committing to buy).
If tanks are underground, ask if the seller has proof of cathodic protection (protection against tank erosion). And always remember that the choice of who provides your propane is always yours!
If you’re selling your propane-powered home, keep in mind that an educated buyer is going to ask questions like these, so get that paperwork together! Anticipating the needs of your buyer (in our experience) will put you ahead of the pack when the time comes, and who doesn’t want that?
Ready to buy a propane-powered home in our service area? We’re here to help! Contact us to learn more – or experience the Bottini Difference for yourself by becoming a new customer today!