The U.S. Department of Energy recorded more than 3,600 major power interruptions nationwide in 2014. They also note that the frequency of outages is increasing every year. With a propane standby generator, your family can spend the next power outage playing games, reading, and relaxing while the neighbors search for candles and flashlights. Give your family greater comfort, security, and safety with a propane standby generator.
When you see storm clouds looming on the horizon, you don't want to wonder if your backup generator will start or not. That's why propane is the perfect standby generator fuel. Unlike gasoline or diesel, propane won't degrade over time, so when the power goes out, your generator will start automatically, every time.
It usually takes less than 10 seconds after a primary power interruption for your propane standby generator to kick in. Plus, most units produce as little as 60 decibels of noise — comparable to a normal conversation — so you may not even realize the rest of the neighborhood has lost power.
Propane standby generators are available in a wide variety of capacities, so there's one to fit the needs of your family. How long can you depend on your standby generator? A 7kW standby generator drawing from a 250-gallon propane tank can provide enough electricity to power your home for up to five days.
Micro-combined heat and power (m-CHP) systems are an alternative to standby generators. M-CHP units use a propane-powered internal combustion engine to generate heat and power from a small internal electric generator. Here are the unique parts: the system captures the thermal energy produced by the engine and transfers it to a hot water storage tank for space heating and hot water use. The electricity produced by the generator is used throughout your home. The best part: you can sell any excess electricity back to your electric utility provider.
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