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What Generator is Right For Me?

Taylor Gas helps keep your home safe

home generators marylandThere are many reasons your Southern Maryland home could lose power, such as summer storms, winter nor’easters, car accidents taking out power poles, and a failure of the local electrical grid.

With a propane whole-house backup generator from Taylor Gas, you’ll get security and comfort. That’s because they power as much of your home as you need. In addition to the lights staying on, so will your home security system, refrigerator, medical equipment such as home dialysis, and electronics that keep you connected with the outside world.

Whole-house vs. portable

When people think generators, they often think of the portable ones for sale at the local home improvement store.

However, propane whole-house backup generators are a whole new level of security. When the power goes out, your generator turns on. You don’t have to do a thing!

Sure, portable generators are cheap. But going cheap here is a case of penny-wise and pound-foolish.

For starters, they are very limited in what they can do when it comes to powering your home. They may be able to keep some of the lights on as well as the fridge, but that’s it. If you need to also keep the sump pump running, you’re out of luck, which can be really bad news in heavy rains. You could get more than one portable generator, but you’ll need several full propane cylinders or several gallons of gasoline. Even then, you may not have enough fuel for more than a few days.

Portable generators require that you go outside, fuel your generator, then connect it with your home. In the dark or during bad weather, this can be dangerous.

If used improperly, portable generators pose a risk of carbon monoxide buildup in your home. NEVER use them indoors or in enclosed or covered spaces such as a garage, carport, or sunporch.

Propane vs. gasoline

When you install a propane whole-house backup generator, it is connected to a large propane tank. With dependable propane delivery from Taylor Gas, you’ll always have an ample supply of propane to keep your home safe and comfortable.

Propane does not degrade over time. Gasoline does. If you’ve stored your gasoline for a year or more, it may not be able to work in your generator.

Get reliable protection for your home in all conditions. Contact Taylor Gas to begin installation of your home’s propane whole house generator!

Written By: on January 10, 2022