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Fueling Your Generator Successfully

There are a few tips that we can give you to help you get the most from your whole-house generator in Everett, WA. One is to ensure that you buy a product from a trusted manufacturer, such as Kohler. Another is to schedule your generator installation, repair, and maintenance services with the trained professionals on our staff. 

There is another major consideration to make, though, and that is the matter of how you will fuel your whole-house generator. Read on for a quick summary of the ways in which you may choose to fuel your generator. Dial our number with any questions that you may have.

Natural gas is the preferred fuel of many. It is piped directly to the home, meaning that you do not have to worry about on-site storage. You also don’t have to worry about a delivery schedule, or your fuel going sour on you. Plus, when you choose to use natural gas, you can also use it in order to fuel your heater, water heater, oven/range, and even your clothes dryer!

LP or propane is another great generator fuel to consider. Like natural gas, you can use propane for other applications in your home, such as your dryer or water heater. Propane does have to be stored on site in a tank. It is very stable and safe, though, and has a long shelf life. If natural gas is not available, this is a very good alternative.

Diesel can also be used in order power a whole-house generator. There is nothing wrong with using diesel, of course. It’s easy to come across, equipment tends to be affordable, and it is not very flammable. However, it too must be stored on site, and it has an 18-24 month shelf life.

If you have any questions about your generator options, be sure to call the professionals here at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.

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