Propane Standby Generators

Propane standby generators offer homeowners peace of mind

Family in kitchen cooking with propane range

Propane generators provide an added level of security to your home–keeping it running as usual, even in the event of a power outage. Let’s take a look at some of the additional benefits propane generators provide.

  1. Reliable backup power – Propane does not degrade over time, unlike gasoline or diesel, making it ideal for a reliable standby fuel.  
  2. Immediate power supply– A propane standby generator powers on automatically when a power outage occurs, meaning your home will be back up and running in a matter of seconds. 
  3. Independent living– Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from power outages even when you’re not there. The expense of replacing spoiled food can add up quickly. 
  4. Clean and secure energy– Propane is a clean burning fuel, producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions than comparable fuel sources. When powered from a standard residential propane storage tank, your propane standby generator can power your home for several days without interruption. 
  5. Increased safety– Standby generators are a permanent fixture and are placed outside similar to an A/C condenser, meaning there is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, a risk posed by using portable generators.

How do propane standby generators work?

An automatic standby generator monitors incoming voltage from your home’s utility line, ready to power on when the voltage is no longer being supplied. When the power goes off, the standby generator powers on and signals the automatic transfer switch, disconnecting the utility and connects the generator to the home. This process happens instantly, meaning your home will return to normal in less than ten seconds. When the power is restored, the generator disconnects from your home, signals the automatic transfer switch to reconnect the utility and returns to standby mode. Rest easy knowing your home is secure and that you will not be left in the dark.

To learn more about how your home can benefit from a propane standby generator, visit your local propane dealer.