GeneratorsWhat Type of Fuel to Choose for Your Generator

We have to admit right off the bat that we cannot explicitly tell you which fuel option is best when considering which generator to use on your property. There are a lot of different makes and models of generators available today, and there are also various fuels to choose from, each having their own pros and cons. What we can do for you, though, is to help you better understand your fuel options. Armed with this information, you can choose your generator carefully so that it runs on a fuel that best suits your needs and preferences. Contact us with any further questions that you may have regarding our generator services in North Seattle. G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. is the company to call for outstanding generator services. 


Gasoline may be a very readily available fuel source. However, it can also be pricey, and the price is subject to considerable fluctuation. Because of its availability, though, many people prefer gasoline for small, portable generators. They may not be ideal for whole-house models, though, as the shelf life of gasoline is only about a year.


Diesel is a very efficient fuel source, and can be delivered on-site. Diesel engines are highly regarded for their reliability, and diesel is the least flammable fuel source. Diesel engines can be noisier than other options, though, so the location of your generator may play a part in determining if this is the right option for your home.


Because propane has a long shelf life and can be stored in either big tanks or smaller cylinders, it is quite a popular option for generator fueling. However, you must keep in mind that you are dealing with a pressurized containing of flammable fuel. Home delivery is available for tanks, though, and propane is quite clean burning. Propane generators also tend to run on the quieter side.

Natural Gas

It is hard to argue against the benefits of using natural gas in nearly any of its applications. Natural gas is not subject to delivery schedules, as it is piped directly to the appliance. It burns cleanly, and is more emission compliant than many other options. It does not have quite the level of power output that, say, gasoline does, though, and it is not available in all locations.

The best way in which to ensure that you choose a generator fuel source that you will remain happy with is to schedule your generator services with the technicians on our staff. We are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Contact us any time for more details.


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