What Makes Propane the Best Choice for a Standby Generator? The Power of Propane

A standby generator powered by propane offers advantages that other fuel sources simply can’t match:
  • Permanently installed and supplied by an above- or below-ground tank, it starts automatically the moment the power goes down.
  • Supplies supplemental electricity in as little as 10 seconds after an outage.
  • Propane doesn’t degrade over time, unlike diesel or gasoline, making it an ideal standby power fuel.
  • Most units produce as little as 60 decibels of noise, comparable to a normal conversation.
  • Available in a variety of capacities to fit the needs of any size home.
  • Produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel or gasoline.
  • Propane is non-toxic, non-poisonous, and won’t contaminate soil or water.
  • Can handle an entire home’s energy needs for days, unlike solar- or wind-powered systems.

Propane Provides Energy Versatility

The same propane that will power a home’s generator can also power the other major appliances that make life less stressful during a power outage. Adding these propane appliances, and more, throughout a home can reduce the size and cost of the standby generator, by reducing the demands on it.



*Courtesy of Propane Education Research Council
2019-02-15T14:52:36-04:00