How Efficient Is Your Generator

Posted by Lynsey S

With a backup emergency power generator, severe weather such as thunderstormsice-storms, and hurricanes mean no-worries. A propane fueled generator starts reliably, immediately, and gives you all the comforts of home - in spite of the conditions outside.

Why Run A Generator on Propane?

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:

  • No degradation of fuel over time
  • Clean burning, reduces engine wear
  • Indefinite shelf life
  • Can use Propane supply for other appliances in home
  • How Long Will I have Power with Propane?

Usually a Generac 3250 watt generator will run for 9 hours on anAmeriGas 20 lb. tank when putting out 1625 watts of power. But run time depends upon engine size and electrical load demands on the generator.

With severe weather forecasted for much of the East coast this weekend, make sure you have enough propane on hand to keep your generator running. Pick up a spare AmeriGas tank at your neighborhood store. As always, make sure you are prepared for any severe weather by reviewing propane safety and emergency preparedness information.

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