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Why Propane?

Consider These Options When Choosing A Generator Which Best Suits Your Needs

Propane vs. Gasoline Portability

Gasoline generators are typically more portable than LP generators. Gasoline generators have on-board tanks, but a propane unit must be powered by piping propane in from an exterior tank. Propane units may be a bit bigger than comparable gasoline generators.

Environment

Propane burns cleaner than natural gas. Carbon monoxide emissions range between 20% to 40% lower. Although burning propane puts 10% more methane into the atmosphere, the result is still a net decrease in effective greenhouse gases.

Storage

Propane will not degrade, so you can keep several propane tanks on hand and store them for an unlimited amount of time. Gasoline has a more limited shelf life and will deteriorate over time. Gasoline tends to go bad if it is not used in a timely manner. A propane generator will start more easily in extremely cold weather because the fuel will not gum up.

Cost

Fuel prices fluctuate for both propane and gasoline. A propane generator needs a more expensive pressurized tank.

Safety

Gasoline spills contaminate and leave stains and odors; propane will dissipate into the air. Propane is naturally odorless, but a distinct but harmless odor is added to warn of leaks.