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Now that it’s almost hurricane season, you may want to consider purchasing a back-up generator for your home. Back-up generators can help keep your power running even when you’ve lost electricity. You’ll no longer have to worry about powering your generator in a storm because it will kick on automatically. If you’re interested in purchasing one for your home but aren’t sure which one to get, take a look at these key differences between diesel and propane generators.
Diesel generators are the most common type of generator. Since diesel fuel is easily obtainable, you won’t have to worry about finding fuel. Some other great perks of diesel generators include safety, affordability and better engine operation.
While these are some great perks, there are also several cons. Diesel generators are known to be loud and to emit occasional odors. Diesel fuel also has a short shelf-life compared to propane, so you will need to replace your fuel every few months. The biggest con to a diesel generator is its small storage. If you are experiencing a lengthy emergency, you will need a large amount of fuel storage to keep your generator running. This could cause some issues during an emergency, as you will most likely need to refill your tank multiple times at the gas station.
Although propane fuel is less common, you can rely on our team at Rez-Bear Propane to help you in any emergency. We offer 24/7 emergency delivery services so you’ll never run out of propane for your generator. We also offer automatic delivery services, which will ensure your tank is always filled. Propane also is cleaner and burns fewer emissions compared to diesel fuel, making it an eco-friendly option. Another great perk is its shelf life. Propane lasts longer and doesn’t break down like other fuels. Lastly, you’ll enjoy its quiet sound as propane generators run at a lower volume than diesel generators.
While propane burns much cleaner than other fuels, you should still consider its safety risks. Although extremely rare, it does carry the risk of explosion. Our team of professionals will ensure that your tank is installed safely and securely. We recommend scheduling yearly inspections on your propane tank to avoid this risk.
Are you interested in installing a propane generator for your home? Our team of professionals is here to help! Visit rezbearenergy.com/generators/ for more information.