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Propane Education & Research Council: Seven Reasons to Get a Propane Generator Before the Next Big Storm

Nov 13 2013, 4:08pm CST | by PR.com

Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, generators became hot items in the Northeast and in other areas of the country prone to weather- or capacity-related power outages. However, fueling a gasoline or diesel generator can be difficult in the aftermath of a big storm. For that reason and others, propane-fueled generators are often a very wise choice.

Washington, DC, November 13, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Generators were hot items in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and remain so in areas prone to weather- or capacity-related outages. Because of...

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Propane Education & Research Council: Seven Reasons to Get a Propane Generator Before the Next Big Storm

Nov 13 2013, 4:08pm CST | by PR.com

Following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, generators became hot items in the Northeast and in other areas of the country prone to weather- or capacity-related power outages. However, fueling a gasoline or diesel generator can be difficult in the aftermath of a big storm. For that reason and others, propane-fueled generators are often a very wise choice.

Washington, DC, November 13, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Generators were hot items in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and remain so in areas prone to weather- or capacity-related outages.

Because of Hurricane Sandy’s destructive force, more than 8.1 million homes as far west as Michigan lost power, some for more than a week. These outages spurred demand for generators in the days and weeks after the storm. One New Jersey hardware store fielded an estimated 10,000 calls from people hoping to buy generators, long after it had quickly sold out its stock of 20, according to a Time.com report.

Fueling gasoline or diesel generators was another challenge. Customers faced long lines and dwindling supplies at the few gas stations able to operate in the weeks after the storm.

Such scarcity makes propane a compelling alternative generator fuel when the power grid fails. Here are some other reasons why:

1) Propane is easier to access during natural disasters.

Epic lines and exhausted supplies were the norm at scores of gas stations after Hurricane Sandy. Most stations couldn’t operate until power was restored, which took as long as 19 days in some areas. Unlike gasoline and diesel, propane can be stored on your property in a sealed tank or cylinder, giving you independence from gas stations.

2) Propane-fueled generators can be tailored to your precise power needs.

Propane generators are available in sizes ranging from small portable models to whole-house standby systems. A permanent home standby generator can deliver up to 125 kilowatts of power. Within seconds of an outage, this generator can automatically supply power directly to a home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage.

A portable generator can provide 10,000 watts or more of dependable power, which is enough to fuel an array of home systems, such as kitchen appliances, air conditioners, computers, and televisions.

3) Propane has a longer shelf life.

Propane’s indefinite shelf life makes it an ideal fuel for a back-up generator, which can sit idle for several months between uses. Diesel and gasoline supplies can degrade in a matter of months, or even weeks in storage, failing to power generators when they’re needed most.

4) Propane generators can require less maintenance.

Propane burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel, resulting in less engine wear and lower maintenance costs. Gasoline and diesel generators require regular fuel maintenance involving additives or, in some cases, the costly and hazardous process of flushing and replacing deteriorated fuel. A propane generator doesn’t require any fuel maintenance, other than ensuring your tank is adequately full.

5) Propane is safer.

Propane is stored in sealed above-ground tanks, underground tanks or cylinders, so there’s no risk of spillage. It’s also a nontoxic, nonpoisonous fuel that doesn’t contaminate aquifers or soil. By contrast, as little as one gallon of spilled gasoline can quickly contaminate groundwater above drinking water health advisory levels. Propane’s high ignition point, 940 degrees Fahrenheit, makes it less of a fire hazard than gasoline, which ignites at 430 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

6) Propane is greener and cleaner.

Propane is an approved, clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act as well as the National Energy Policy Act of 1992. As a low-carbon alternative fuel, propane produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel and gasoline in a wide range of applications. The Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio has conducted numerous studies on propane emissions and determined that using propane cuts smog-producing exhaust by as much as 70 percent.

7) Propane can efficiently manage other systems around the home.

The same propane supply that fuels your generator can also handle your home’s heating, water heating, cooking, and clothes-drying needs. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) offers information about propane’s versatility at usepropane.com

Propane can also be more affordable thanks to PERC’s Propane Heat & Power Incentive Program. This program provides a financial incentive to qualifying participants who purchase and use eligible propane-fueled products, including certain generator sets. Feedback from the program will be used to supplement future product development and research. Learn more at buildwithpropane.com.

Contact Information:
Propane Education & Research Council
Lynette Von Minden, Swanson Russell
402-437-6457
Contact via Email
www.propane.com

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