Can Whole Home Generators Run on Natural Gas?
April 25, 2023
Deciding what type of fuel you’d like to use for your whole home generator? Or considering whether to buy a natural gas generator? Here are a few different types of fuels a whole home generator can run on and which fuel types are best for your specific needs:
Types of Fuel Used by Whole Home Generators
Whole home generators can run on a variety of fuel types. These fuels include diesel, liquid propane (LP), and natural gas (NG). Diesel generators are generally the least expensive type of whole-house generators but they are also incredibly loud and may be banned in areas with emission regulations. Propane whole-home generators are much quieter but involve large, unsightly tanks that are often prohibited by HOAs. Fortunately, there is an alternative that avoids the cons of both propane and diesel whole-home generators— natural gas generators.
Why Natural Gas Generators Are the Best Whole Home Generator Investment
Natural gas generators are quiet and can tap right into your existing natural gas lines. This avoids unsightly tanks in your yard and provides an unlimited fuel source. This cheap fuel source also burns clean, meaning you won’t be facing an uphill battle to meet emission regulations in your community.
How Do I Install a Natural Gas Generator
Empowered Global is a locally owned electrical contracting company that specializes in installing natural gas generators. Installation involves choosing the right whole-home generator for your needs, applying for permits, tapping into your natural gas line, and the installation itself. If all goes according to plan, Empowered Global can have you up and running with a natural gas generator in a matter of weeks!
What If My Home Doesn’t Have a Natural Gas Line?
If you don’t currently have natural gas running to your home, Empowered Global Inc. can help you install an above ground or underground propane tank. Empowered Global can work with clients to identify discrete areas to install propane tanks. While natural gas generators do not require refilling, keep in mind your propane tank must be filled from time to time to keep your whole home generator running.