One of the strongest selling points for residential propane generators, besides unpredictable weather, is the growing number of non-emergency electrical blackouts in the U.S..
How Does A Stand-By Propane Generator Work?
A home standby propane generator keeps your power on during an outage. It’s installed outside your house (like an AC unit) and comes on automatically — whether you’re home or away. All within seconds of a power outage. And since home generators run on propane, so there’s no refueling.
Performance + Reliability = Peace of Mind
Benefits of Propane Gas Powered Electricity Generators
- Quiet. Many standby propane generator units produce less than 60 decibels of noise — as quiet as a normal conversation.
- Quick. When equipped with an automatic transfer switch, a propane standby generator can produce supplemental electricity, often in as little as 10 seconds after primary power failure.
- Safe. The American Red Cross recommends permanent standby propane generators over portable units as a safer means to provide backup power.
- Dependable. A 7kW standby generator drawing fuel from a 250-gallon propane tank can provide enough electricity to power a home for up to five days. Unlike diesel or gasoline, propane won’t deteriorate while stored in the tank.
- Reassuring. With a propane standby generator, you can be assured that basic lifestyle needs — such as heating, cooling, cooking, food storage, and hot and cold water supply — will continue under virtually any circumstances.
Think back to the last power outage you endured. Do you remember the uncertainty, wondering if the power would return before your food spoiled? Or before the temperature in the house dropped or skyrocketed? You watched as the battery on your cell phone drained and your contact with loved ones was cut off. Recent research found only 40 percent of homeowners say they’re even somewhat prepared for this situation, while 15 percent feel very unprepared. You can overcome those feelings of helplessness, because a propane standby generator will give you more than just power. It will give you peace of mind.
In areas where natural disasters have occurred, many homeowners have discovered the value of installing a propane stand-by generator. A standby generator will give you heating and cooling, lighting, refrigeration, and the amenities your neighbors are without, after the power is knocked out. These things will make your family feel safer and more secure and you’ll feel more than prepared the next time you see storm clouds on the horizon, knowing your family will have heat, light, power, and a hot meal.
Prime Power Generators
For customers who want an “off-the-grid” lifestyle — without sacrificing modern conveniences — prime generators are the perfect solution. An increasing number of manufacturers now build propane generators warranted for off-grid use when used as part of a renewable energy system. This may include, for example, residential systems where solar photo voltaic panels or wind generators supply electricity. When stored battery voltage cannot meet demand, the propane generator kicks in to recharge the batteries to ensure uninterrupted power.
Commercial, Industrial, and Towable Propane Generators
Loss of grid power can occur at any time, whether planned or unplanned. This loss of power to commercial buildings can impact vital systems like smoke, fire, elevators, refrigeration units, heating and cooling equipment, health and safety equipment, communications, and many other applications. With roughly 700 large-scale power outages caused by severe weather events between 2003 and 2012 — plus many non-weather-related outages — there is a critical need for generators to ensure uninterrupted operations for a large number of commercial properties. Generators are commonly located outside the building and in proximity to the main electric service panel. Propane suppliers can work with specifying engineers to provide siting guidance based on relevant standards.
Prime Generator Applications
- Construction Sites
- Data Centers/Communications
- Public Buildings/Shelters
- Police & Fire Departments
- Retail/Big Box Stores
- Correctional Facilities
- Multi-family Buildings
- Event Venues