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Generators

Power For Your Peace Of Mind

Propane standby generators are a powerful, reliable way to protect homes and families, as well as buildings and businesses, from the damage a power outage can cause. Plus, portable propane generators are powerful enough to meet jobsite demands, too. And, because propane does not degrade over time like gasoline, the fuel supply is more stable and reliable. Keep exploring to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a generator really necessary?

Yes. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, power outages are lasting longer. The average homeowner will experience 3.5 power interruptions in a two-year period, and even outages lasting fewer than four hours can cost you an average of $1,250, in addition to the emotional toll on your family.

Are propane generators noisy?

While generators have a reputation for being loud, most propane units produce as little as 60 decibels of noise, the same volume as a normal conversation.

How soon does a propane generator kick in after the electricity goes out?

Within only 10 seconds of an outage, a propane generator will kick in to power your home. Additionally, propane units can handle an entire home’s energy needs for days at a time.

Are there advantages of propane generators compared with diesel?

Yes. Compared with diesel, propane has many significant advantages. The indefinite shelf life of propane makes it an ideal fuel for generators, whereas diesel degrades over time and might not be ready when the power goes out. Propane also burns cleaner than diesel and can be stored onsite, either above or below ground, without risk of ground or groundwater contamination. Diesel, on the other hand, has the potential for contamination from spills and leaks that are retained in the soil.

Enter your zip code to find a propane supplier

Your local propane suppliers do more than sell and deliver fuel. Whether you need propane for your home or business, they can help you assess your energy needs, install tanks and refueling infrastructure, and service your propane system for years to come.

Didn’t Find What You’re Looking For? Check Our FAQs.

Where can I buy propane appliances?

Propane.com has shopping guides for grills and patio heaters. You can also contact your local propane supplier for suggestions in your area. Some propane suppliers offer appliance showrooms featuring everything from space and water heaters to kitchen appliances and fireplaces.

What do I do when my portable propane tank is empty?

When the propane tank you use for grilling or other outdoor appliances is empty, you can drop it off and purchase a full tank at one of thousands of tank exchanges nationwide. You’ll find them everywhere from hardware and rental stores to grocers, convenience stores, and gas stations. You can also contact your local propane supplier.

Where can I find someone to service my propane appliances?

Your local propane supplier is an excellent source of information for things like propane appliance servicing and repairs. Whenever you have questions about servicing, repairing, or replacing your propane appliances, give them a call.