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More Power to You with a Propane Gas Generator

Posted: October 14, 2016

Propane gas generator

Posted: October 14, 2016

A standby generator for your home is such a smart investment. While some of your neighbors remain in the dark when the power gets knocked out, a generator lets you enjoy your heating and cooling, lighting, refrigeration and other essentials, including sump pumps, security systems and medical equipment. And don’t forget about having the power to charge all the phones in the family!

The U.S suffered 3,634 power outages in 2014, affecting more than 14 million people. That’s 12% higher than 2013, and 285% more than in 1984.* Yet, despite this trend toward more outages, only 27 percent of American homeowners report having any source of backup power—despite the financial and emotional toll a power outage causes.**

Why so low? Most people say the main barrier to investing in backup power is the initial, short-term expense. However, research show that NOT having any backup power can be more expensive in the long term. A recent study determined that the average homeowner will be disrupted by 3.5 power interruptions in a two-year period. And just one of those power outages can cost the homeowner $1,250—in spoiled food, eating out, damage to electronics, lost wages and temporary relocation costs.***

What to Do

If you’re ready to purchase a generator, think about a propane gas generator first. Propane offers advantages that other fuel sources can’t match.

  • Unlike gasoline or diesel, propane can be delivered easily and stored safely on your property. During extended power outages, gasoline and diesel may be hard to get.
  • Propane can also be stored for an unlimited amount of time; gasoline and diesel degrades after being in storage awhile.
  • A propane generator will start more easily in very cold weather because propane won’t thicken and gel the way fuel oil does.
  • Propane generators produce significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel and gasoline generators.

Permanently installed and supplied by an aboveground or underground tank, your propane gas generator will start automatically within seconds of the power going out. Propane gas generators are available in a variety of capacities to fit the needs of any size home in Pennsylvania.

To learn more about the best gas generators for your home, please contact us and our generator experts will be glad to help and give you expert advice. Read more about generators here.

Sources:

* Eaton’s 2014 Blackout Tracker Annual Report
** Propane Research and Education Council
*** Power Outage Impact Research, B2B International, 2015