What Kind Of Fuel Does A Standby Generator Run On?

Generac home backup generators are designed to run on one of two fuel options: natural gas or liquid propane. These automatic standby generators are factory set to run on natural gas, but your installation technician can reconfigure the generator to run on liquid propane if that is the fuel source that you prefer. One of the primary advantages of a permanent standby generator over a portable generator is that it is safer and less expensive to run a generator on the home’s natural gas or LP fuel supply than gasoline. These fuel sources do not need to be manually refilled, making preparing for a power outage much easier. Learn more about your fuel source options for a Generac standby generator below!

Natural Gas

Backup generators that run on natural gas utilize new technology in clean energy, resulting in high performance and efficiency! Because natural gas is supplied as a metered service, you won’t need to schedule refueling or worry about running out, making it a reliable fuel source during an emergency power outage. Natural gas is also one of the cleanest, most environmentally friendly fossil fuels that can be used. Using natural gas as a fuel source results in lower emissions of sulfur, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide when compared to other fossil fuels like diesel. Natural gas is also much less expensive to use as a fuel source than gasoline, which is used in almost all portable generators.

Liquid Propane

If you do not have natural gas service at your home, liquid propane is a great alternative to power your Generac standby generator! Some advantages of liquid propane include its long shelf life, clean burning, and easy storage. Additionally, like with natural gas, liquid propane is much less expensive to run a generator on than gasoline. Using liquid propane as a fuel source also results in reduced emissions and maintenance when compared to other fossil fuels like diesel and gasoline.

Contact RCA Electric & Generators!

If you have any additional questions about Generac home backup generators, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Our team at RCA Electric & Generators provides sales, installation, and maintenance services for Generac generators in Southeastern Massachusetts! Contact us today by giving us a call at (508) 428-0449 or by filling out the contact form on our website!

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