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Propane vs. Gasoline Generators for Your Home

Standby home generators come in many different sizes and can be fueled in different ways. If you already have a gasoline-powered generator, you may want to consider the benefits of converting it to propane. Or if you’re ready to purchase a new generator, think about propane first. Here’s why:

Safety. Gasoline poses a fire hazard; propane does not. Propane also does not emit toxic fumes the way a gasoline generator does. If not used properly, a gasoline generator can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

Availability. Unlike gasoline or diesel, propane can be delivered easily and stored safely on your property. During extended power outages, gasoline may be hard to get.

Longevity. Propane can be stored for an unlimited amount of time. Gasoline often needs to be discarded because it degrades after being in storage awhile.

Reliability. A propane generator will start more easily in very cold weather because it won’t thicken and gel the way gasoline does.

Environment. Propane produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel and gasoline.

Ehrhart Energy offers expert generator services for our customers in the Finger Lakes region, including equipment sales, installations, maintenance and repairs. Read more about generators here.

If you would like to add a generator to your home or schedule maintenance, please contact us.