At best, power outages can be frustrating. Best laid plans to binge-watch your favorite show, catch up on work, or prepare a special dinner can be ruined in an unforeseen instant. At worst, power outages can even be dangerous– especially during extreme weather conditions or emergencies.
All of the above can be magnified if the outage lasts for days. So, how you can avoid being inconvenienced or put in danger by another power outage? The answer is simple: by investing in a propane-powered backup power generator.
A propane-powered generator is a reliable and cost-effective option for powering your home or business during a power outage. You can continue to power your essential appliances, such as your refrigerator, lights, and HVAC system, ensuring that your family is safe and comfortable. Additionally, a propane generator can prevent damage to your home or business by keeping your sump pump running during a storm, or preventing frozen pipes in the winter.
Within seconds of a power outage, your generator comes on automatically. Whether you’re home or away, a standby propane generator provides 24/7 protection. You don’t need to worry about monitoring the generator during an outage; when the power returns, they turn themselves off. And, since the generator runs on your home’s propane, there’s no separate refueling.
Selecting a Generator
When selecting a propane generator, it’s important to consider your power needs. A larger generator will provide more power and be able to run more appliances and devices simultaneously. However, a larger generator will also be more expensive and consume more propane. It’s important to find a generator that fits your needs and budget and determine up front what you’d like to be able to power in the event of an outage. Speak with a representative at your trusted propane supplier to help determine what generator is right for you, your family, and your home.
Getting it Installed
Once you have selected a propane generator, it’s essential to have it properly installed by a professional. Improper installation can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, or even a fire. A licensed electrician can ensure that your generator is installed correctly and safely. Regular maintenance of your propane generator is also important to ensure it will work when you need it most. This includes regular oil changes, cleaning, and testing. It’s also important to keep a stock of propane on hand so that you’re always prepared for an outage.
Avoid the Frustration– and Danger!
Whether it’s Winter or Hurricane season, high winds, downed trees, and heavy participation often leads to power outages. The team at ThompsonGas understands the frustrations associated with loss of power. Having to keep your refrigerator and freezer closed, the inability to cook your family meals, searching in the dark for flashlights that don’t even have working batteries, and the uncertainty of when the power will come back on.
That’s why we encourage our customers to consider installing an automatic propane gas standby generator outside of their homes. These generators will give you and your family peace of mind by ensuring constant access to your home’s heating, cooling, refrigeration, appliances and lighting! They can literally be life-savers.