It’s good planning to have a generator on hand, especially for backup when the power is out. Since its discovery by French chemist Marcellin Bertholet in 1857, propane has been steadily gaining popularity as a versatile and safe fuel because of its efficiency, lower emissions and safety. Using propane to power generators is no exception.
Wildhorse Propane and Appliances, the Carmel propane company brings you the following leading reasons a propane generator is better, overall, than a gasoline or diesel generator:
- Environmentally friendly
While, it’s true that propane can explode, it’s still much less flammable than gasoline. Propane’s ignition temperature (920-1020 degrees) is much higher than the 80-300 degrees for gasoline. The safety valves on propane tanks help prevent spillage and propane from escaping; both are more of a risk with gasoline or diesel storage containers. Propane is infused with a chemical that gives it that rotten egg smell so leaks are immediately apparent and appropriate safety measures can be taken.
In an emergency when the power is out, propane is much easier to get than gasoline. Gas stations need electricity to operate the pumps. Additionally, propane can be delivered directly to you. Most propane companies, such as the Carmel propane company, make regular, schedule deliveries to their customers.
Propane has a much longer storage life than other fuels because it doesn’t degrade as quickly. This means your propane generator is ready to use when an emergency hits. Some propane generators can sense a power outage and turn themselves on.
Maintenance is expensive and if not done in a timely manner on a regular schedule, neglecting maintenance of diesel and gasoline generators can malfunction. Propane generators, on the other hand, can work much longer without minimum servicing or cleaning.
The initial purchasing price is generally much lower for a propane generator than for a comparable gasoline of diesel generator. Saving money is always a good option for any budget.
Propane generators have two environmentally friendly things in their favor:
- Fewer emissions
Running much quieter than other types of generators can be a big plus. When a power outage and the circumstances causing it have already stretched your nerves, you don’t need the constant background noise from a loud generator. Your neighbors will appreciate less noise, too.
Propane produces around half the amount of carbon monoxide as gasoline. Because propane is clean-burning if produces fewer pollutants than other sources. Lower emissions and fewer pollutants are good for the environment.
Ask the local propane experts
The Carmel propane team at Wildhorse Propane and Appliances is more than happy to answer all of your questions about the best propane generator for your needs. Not only can they help you find the best propane generator, they can answer any questions you have about propane, propane delivery and propane appliances.
The company is a family-owned business that has been serving Monterey County, San Luis Obispo County and Santa Cruz County for more than 30 years.
Call today for a propane generator, propane tanks, propane delivery or to learn more about propane appliances.