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What Are the Benefits of Propane Whole-House Generators?

Written on: June 19, 2023

Stay safe and comfortable when the power goes out with generator installation from Johnny Prescott

propane generators concord, nh Summer is finally arriving here in New Hampshire! That means cookouts, days at the lake, vacations at the beach, hiking, and other good times with family and friends.

It also means thunderstorms and coastal storms paying us visits as well, increasing the risk of the power going out in our homes. You can avoid the hassle, expense, and risk of those power outages by investing in a propane whole-house standby generator with hookups done by Johnny Prescott. We’ll run the gas lines from your propane tank to connect with your new generator.

Why should I have a propane standby generator?

A propane standby generator offers many advantages when it comes to safety and comfort. Here are some of them.

Keep your property and loved ones safe. Although your home’s security system may be equipped with a battery backup, it is important to note that the battery’s lifespan can be less than 24 hours.

It’s important to note that a sump pump in your basement won’t work during a power outage. This means that anything in your basement, including furniture, Christmas decorations, and photo albums, could be ruined by flooding.

If you have someone in your home who uses medical equipment like a CPAP or home dialysis, you need a whole-house backup generator to ensure their safety and the uninterrupted use of the equipment.

Keep your food safe. When the power goes out, certain foods can start to spoil within just four hours. If the outage lasts a day or longer, it may become necessary to dispose of hundreds of dollars’ worth of food, as it will no longer be safe for consumption.

With a propane whole-house backup generator, you can use appliances like a microwave, coffee maker, multicooker, and air fryer and keep your food safely cold or frozen during power outages.

Stay comfortable in your home. In case of a power outage, your HVAC system at home stops functioning too. During summer, this can cause discomfort and heat as there will be no air conditioning or fans to cool the place down. During winter, the lack of power can lead to freezing temperatures, putting your plumbing pipes at risk of bursting. However, a propane whole house backup generator can keep your HVAC system up and running, ensuring your comfort is not compromised.

Stay connected to the outside world. It is essential to stay updated on current conditions and evacuation orders during a power outage by keeping in touch with local authorities. Similarly, it is important to stay connected with loved ones. With the help of a propane whole-house backup generator, you can charge essential technology such as phones and laptops. Besides, you can use it for entertainment purposes such as watching TV or using gaming systems.

How do propane standby generators work?

If you’ve every used a portable generator, you know they’re good for some things, but when their drawbacks vastly outweigh any benefits during a power outage.

The first drawback is that, when the power goes out, you must go outside in wet and potentially hazardous conditions to turn it on. With a propane standby generator, it automatically kicks on when the power goes out and turns off on its own when electricity service is restored.

You can choose the size standby generator that best fits your needs and your budget. You have a choice between two types of generators. The first type is called “essential power” and is designed to power only select equipment such as the refrigerator, heat, and a few lights. This type can also be used to power a specific part of your home, such as the kitchen. The second type of generator is larger and can power an entire home that is 2,500 square feet or larger, even during extended outages.

If you have a 5000-watt stand-by generator, it can run for one to two days using a 100-gallon propane tank. However, if you increase the tank size to 500 gallons, the generator can run for 7 to 10 days, something that comes in handy if you’re in an area where power outages tend to last longer. We can assist you in finding the appropriate propane tank for your generator.

Johnny Prescott provides safe and expert hookups for propane whole-house standby generators. Contact us today to get started!