When you think propane, your first thought might be that 20-gallon tank hooked up to your outdoor grill. But there are many other residential uses for this gas – even powering your home as a backup.
You can light indoor and outdoor fireplaces, heat your hot water, run your pool heater, fire up a deep fryer and work your clothes dryer–all by hooking up to a propane gas storage tank. For more ideas about what you can do with propane for your residence, take a look.
It’s a clean and efficient source of energy and what’s more, it’s also affordable, long-lasting, and abundant. You can’t store, say, gasoline for more than a year before it breaks down. Propane can be stored indefinitely. Neat, huh?
If you live in a rural area where power outages are common, you might wisely invest in a standby generator to help power your home during these inconvenient times. And yes, propane gas can also power your generator–just another plus to this efficient source of energy.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of a propane generator and why you might add one to your residence, especially if you’ve ever suffered a prolonged power loss and think there’s a good chance it can happen again.
Keep Your World Powered with Propane
When it comes to emergency situations, you can count on propane.
This is a reliable and abundant source of energy for your home generator. No more staying in the dark and losing the ability to use your electric stove or keep your food cold in the refrigerator. A generator can be a real life-saver, and when you rely on power so much, you want to make sure it’s ready on demand.
Propane is there when you need it. Many residential storage tanks hold enough for at least a 30-day supply. You could opt for above or underground tanks holding 120 – 1,000 gallons of this precious gas, which means you don’t run out when you need it most.
If you’re running a standby generator with gasoline, you’re going to have to run out to the gas station to get enough gas to power it. And if the electricity’s out…well, you aren’t pumping gas. And even if you can, if you’ve lost power due to harsh weather like a hurricane or storm, do you really want to hit the road to get to the gas station- especially if the nearest station is miles away?
Gas is also far more flammable. If you spill it, there’s more of a chance of an accident. Propane feeds directly to your generator. It also doesn’t spill, is quicker to access and in many cases, and even results in a quieter-sounding unit.
If you’re forced to run your generator for a few days, propane is going to be the cleaner and more environmentally-conscious way to go. Its carbon footprint is certainly not Bigfoot-sized. Its got significantly fewer greenhouse emissions than gasoline. If you like your planet, it’s certainly the better alternative.
When it comes to propane for your emergency generator, it’s just another great idea to make your home more comfortable and your energy source more reliable.
Diversified Energy for All Your Propane Needs
If adding a generator to your home is in the near-future, you can turn to Diversified Energy in North Carolina (also serving some parts of South Carolina) or Pennsylvania as your go-to source for the propane you’ll need. We’ve been in business for over 18 years and we’re already the 31st largest propane supplier in the U.S.
Diversified Energy specializes in above- and underground storage tank and gas line installations, so if you’re purchased your generator and you need gas lines and/or a storage tank installed, we stand ready to provide the top service you can count on.
We also offer an automatic home delivery schedule to ensure that you don’t run out of propane gas at the most inopportune times.
You can also request delivery if you know there’s a storm brewing in your area, you’re afraid the power might go out and you don’t have enough propane to get you through. Diversified Energy is always just a phone call away.
With nine locations throughout Pennsylvania and one in Mount Joy, PA (serving Lancaster County and Manheim), you can easily make arrangements to meet with a representative to discuss your propane needs at one of our showrooms.
Find the service center near you to ask questions and schedule delivery.
Find out more about how propane can be your #1 energy source not just for your generator, but for your stove, grill, wood stove, water heater and so much more. And find out what millions already know: when it comes to gas, propane is simply your best bet.