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Fueling options

One thing to consider when choosing a generator is what it will run on.

We want  you to have access to the enough fuel to run your generator for as long as necessary and, in some cases, have a place to store that fuel on site. Many portable generators run on gasoline (or diesel), which needs to be stored on-site and refilled manually as needed.  Because power outages are often a result of serious weather conditions like tornado, blizzard or ice storms, travel to refill your gas tank is often unsafe or impossible.  Storing large amounts of gasoline on your property can also be a hazard.

Whole house generators can be run on natural gas from your household utility service or on propane stored in tanks on your property.

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Propane has an advantage in energy density but usually costs more than natural gas. As long as the cost of natural gas is about 40 percent of propane’s cost, it will be cheaper to fuel your generator with natural gas than with propane. In many areas, natural gas is not an option or the cost of upgrading service to accommodate demand limits its appeal.  We work with you to find the best solution based on your specific circumstances.

Option #1  Natural Gas

If you have natural gas service to your property and would like to use it to fuel your new generator, there is a process to follow.

Option #2  Propane (new or existing)

If you DO NOT have natural gas service to your property or would prefer to use propane for your new generator, we can help.

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