Power outages are not only disruptive, but they can also jeopardize the health of residents at life-care facilities such as nursing homes. That’s why businesses such as these should have reliable backup power fueled by propane.

“Facility managers need to be confident that they have a good source of backup power to keep operations running during these ever-increasing power outages,” writes Jim Bunsey, director of commercial business development, in Facility Maintenance Decisions. “When it comes to standby generators, there are two energy sources most facility managers are aware of — diesel or propane. Both diesel and propane are stored on-site to power a generator when it’s needed. However, propane doesn’t degrade over time like diesel, so a propane generator is always ready to start, which creates a more reliable backup power solution.”

Propane-powered backup generators also produce fewer emissions compared to diesel units, making them the cleaner option for air quality. where air quality is a concern.

“As states and municipalities adopt more stringent emissions standards, the value of clean propane will become more important than ever,” Bunsey writes.

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