A power outage at any time is an inconvenience. In the middle of the winter, however, the potential consequences of being without power for an extended period can be serious. At the same time, ice storms and winter weather can make getting back up and running more difficult.
For these reasons and more, it’s worth it to have a backup generator on hand. When it comes to choosing a generator, homeowners have more options today than ever before. Propane is a great, reliable choice — one that’s ideally suited for Virginia’s winter weather.
Propane has a freezing point of -44°F — well below temperatures typically seen in the Mid-Atlantic region. Compared to gasoline generators, propane-powered models are less likely to freeze or experience difficulty starting during cold weather. Additionally, propane is cost-effective and more environmentally friendly, making it a smart choice for both homes and businesses.
If you live in an area that is unusually cold, or that is prone to extreme winter weather, there are a few things you can do to reduce wear and tear on a propane generator. Consider purchasing a cold weather kit that will prevent your battery from freezing and keep fluids flowing smoothly. It’s also worth it to switch to SAE 5W-30 motor oil during the winter months.
Other than that, keep your propane generator easily accessible, exercise it periodically and follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, and you’ll have reliable backup power all your long.
All told, these benefits make propane generators one of the best values on the market today. A small investment in a unit that’s sized for your home will keep you safe during winter outages and protect your property in an emergency.
When choosing a propane generator, it’s essential to select a model that will deliver appropriate power while remaining affordable to run. That’s why it’s important to buy from a company that knows what they’re doing and can provide expert advice.
Learn more about Propane Backup Home Generators. Contact us today for more information.
Whether your need is to power your business to keep on your production schedule or your home to keep your family safe and sound;.South Shore Generator has the product diversity to meet all of your generator requirements. We are proud to sell and service generators from 2kW to 2000kW single set units and up to as large as 100MW utilizing Generac's innovative Modular Power Systems (MPS).