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March 2022 Forbes Advisor Discusses Best Generator Options

Written on: March 28, 2022

A March 2022 feature in the Forbes Advisor, written by Chauncey Crail and Samantha Allen, discussed recommendations regarding purchasing a generator for backup to a power outage. A link to the full feature is at the bottom of this article. The writers recommended several generators and discussed various features that played into their suggestions. Of particular interest to the retail propane marketer, the feature included:

Fuel Type
Whole house generators are permanently installed at your home and connect to your house’s gas line, either liquid propane (LP) from a tank installed on your property or natural gas (NG) from a utility line or custom tank. Propane is a more affordable fuel and burns “clean”, meaning it leaves much less contamination. Natural gas is advantageous because it doesn’t require refilling a tank, but a utility mainline can be a disadvantage for those who want to remain off-grid. Many whole house generators can burn either type of fuel with a simple conversion. Make sure to purchase the correct generator for the type of fuel that you have available.

Reasons to Get a Whole House Generator

Backup Power For Your Entire Home
A proper whole house generator is designed to back-up essential appliances like your air conditioner, sump pump and refrigerator as well as power your whole house and everything inside of it. Whether this added power gives you peace-of-mind knowing you won’t have to sacrifice your electrical needs during a power outage or takes your house off grid and becomes your only source of power, a whole house generator will keep you running at full capacity.

Permanent Installation
Whole house generators install permanently outside of your home so whether you’re using them as back-up when the power goes out or as your main source of power, they’re designed to be ready whenever you need them. The units run on liquid propane (LP), natural gas (NG) or even diesel and are generally hooked up to a large, permanently installed fuel tank or to the gas mainline so you don’t need to worry about going to the store to buy fuel when you need power.

Increased Power Capacity
Whole house generators typically have even higher power capacity than stand-by generators with power capacities ranging from 22 to 48kW. These generators feature larger, more powerful and often liquid-cooled engines so they can run for significantly longer without maintenance needs or overheating.
The full feature is found at: Forbes Advisor March 2022