Can a whole home generator run on propane?
August 31, 2023
Whole home generators run on a variety of different fuels. However, if you are interested in purchasing a propane generator, here are a few things you’ll want to consider first:
The simple answer to whether a whole home generator can run on propane is yes– it can! However, propane isn’t the only source of power for a generator. This guide will walk you through the options for fueling a generator and help you determine whether a propane generator is best for you.
Types of fuel for a whole home generator
There are a few main types of fuel whole home generators run on. The most common fuels are natural gas, liquid propane, and diesel. Unlike portable generators, whole home generators don’t run on gasoline.
Propane generators vs. natural gas generators
The choice of whether to choose a propane generator vs. a natural gas generator is largely dependent on the setup of your home. If natural gas runs to your home, gas is a “natural” answer. That’s because natural gas is the cheapest and most efficient way to power a whole home generator if your home already has that connection. However, if you don’t have a natural gas line running to your home, you’ll want to choose between a portable generator or a diesel generator.
Propane generators vs. diesel generators
Propane generators and diesel generators both require tanks to run. However, many diesel generators are noisy to run. Additionally, running a propane generator is more environmentally friendly than a diesel generator and causes less air pollution.
How does propane generator installation work?
As propane tanks require a tank, this means an extra step will be added during your whole home generator installation. This step involves finding an inconspicuous location to place a tank on your property that may be either above or below ground. From there, your propane tank will be attached to your whole home generator during installation. Once installed, your tank and generator are ready for any disaster!
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