Different types of Generators
There are many kinds of generators on the market, but natural gas and liquid propane setups are the most common for fuel sources. Some generators run on gasoline or diesel but dealing with these two types of fuel can become problematic over time if your fuel gets old. You want your backup generator to start when you need it. Bad gas can prevent it from starting, so we recommend the more common options.
Natural Gas vs. Propane Generators
It is important what type of fuel you’ll be using when planning the installation of a backup power source for your home or business.
Propane: this source of fuel is an excellent option for homeowners and businesses. Some of the advantages of using this source are long shelf life, easy to obtain, runs quietly and burns clean. The disadvantages of propane are that it’s very flammable and more expensive to operate than natural gas.
Natural Gas: this fuel is another excellent choice to consider when planning the installation of a new unit. Like propane, natural gas generators are clean burning and run quietly. However, natural gas has the edge over propane when it comes to cost and convenience. The disadvantages can occur during a natural disaster or server storms as uprooted trees can damage gas lines.
What Type of Brand should You use for Your Home or Business?
Our electricians are capable of installing and type of generator brand; because of this, we have tried several generator brands over the years but have found that Generac has proven itself to be the easiest to install and are very reliable and readily available