With a backup emergency power generator, thunderstorms, ice-storms, or any kind of weather means no-worries. A propane fueled generator starts reliably, immediately and gives you all the comforts of home – in spite of the conditions outside.
Generators can run on most fuels including diesel, gasoline, natural gas, and Propane. Unfortunately, due to the standby nature of generators, they spend most of the time idle. When sitting for long periods of up to 6 months, diesel fuel and gasoline can gum up and clog the inner parts of the engine. Over time, these fuels can damage rubber seals and fuel lines. In addition, diesel fuel and gasoline can make for very hard starting in cold weather.
Propane has several advantages over diesel and gasoline. These include:
Typical home backup generators range in size from 7 kilowatts (kW) to 20kW. A 7 kW generator is powerful enough to run only the critical systems in a home. These include heating systems, a well pump, a sump pump, refrigerators, and some lighting. A homeowner would have to move up to at least a 15 kW system to enjoy their home just as they would with their regular electricity.
A 7kW generator will run for 66 hours, a 12kW generator will run for 36 hours on a 100 gallon tank at full load. Most of the time, the generator is operating between 25-75% capacity and the fuel supply will last much longer.