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Benefits Of Whole House Generators

Posted: October 24, 2022

When the Power Goes Out, Let Propane Take Over

We’ve all experienced a number of uncomfortable power outages in the Delaware Valley over the years.

To stay prepared for such disruptive events, some people keep gasoline-powered portable generators in their garages for power outage emergencies. But these units have the capacity to deliver only a limited amount of power. They can also be dangerous if not vented properly.

On the other hand, many people have opted for a propane generator installation instead. A whole-house propane generator allows you to enjoy all the comforts of home and keeps you safe when power is disrupted. With a propane-powered standby generator, your power will restart automatically within seconds after an outage, and it will stay on until power is restored – all without the hassles of worrying about the fuel you need for a portable gasoline generator.

Permanently installed (similar to an outdoor A/C unit) and supplied by a propane tank, propane generators are available in a variety of capacities to fit the needs of any size home in our area.

Propane Generators Protect Your Comfort and Family

With a propane whole-house backup generator, you’ll get through a summer outage with your air conditioning keeping the house cool. If you lose power in the winter, your home will stay at a safe, warm temperature so you and your family will be comfortable.

If you have someone in your home who relies on medical equipment such as oxygen, home dialysis, or an electric wheelchair, a propane whole-house backup generator keeps this vital equipment running.

Propane Generators Preserve Food, Protect Electronics

Some of the foods in your refrigerator can begin to spoil in just a few hours after the power goes out. You could end up throwing out hundreds of dollars worth of food–from your refrigerator and freezer–without a propane whole-house backup generator.

A backup generator will also supply power for your laptop, mobile phone, TV, gaming system and more. You can work safely from home; you and your family will stay entertained, and you can stay connected with loved ones and the world outside as you await updates on restored power.

What to Do for Your Generator this Fall

If you already have a propane generator, it’s important to take these three steps to be certain that your generator will answer the call when you need it.

  1. Fill it – Make sure your generator has enough propane to get you through at least a week without power, since impassable roads and other emergencies may delay deliveries. Early fall is a good time to schedule a top-off before the heating season is in full swing.
  2. Test it – Like any mechanical equipment, a generator that sits for long periods without running will eventually develop problems. Give your generator a test run about once every three months, powering up to a full load and observing any problems. During the winter, increase the frequency to at least once per month. This will lubricate moving parts and maintain seals. Think of it this way. You wouldn’t leave your car in the driveway in January without running it occasionally, would you? The same idea applies to your home’s propane generator.
  3. Maintain it – Generator maintenance is the key to keeping your generator running at its reliable best. An annual tune-up is highly recommended.

Contact Us

If you don’t have a propane generator yet and would like to explore your options, reach out to us for advice. Wilson’s generator technicians are thoroughly familiar with all installation protocols, and this goes hand in hand with our unequaled experience as propane suppliers. With a licensed electrician on our team, we will connect your new generator directly to your home’s power supply, so if the power ever does go out, your power will soon be back on.

Severe weather-related power outages are dangerous, and they happen all year long. Protect your home and family with an emergency propane generator, professionally installed by Wilson Oil and Propane. Contact us today for more information.