Thus far in our 5 Part Emergency Generator Series, we’ve discussed how to select the right unit for your needs, and the pros and cons of propane. We’ve examined In part three of our emergency generator series, we looked at the pros and cons of propane, gasoline, and diesel-powered units.
In part four of our series, we’re taking a look at natural gas as the fuel of choice for home emergency generators.
Is a natural gas emergency generator right for your needs?
Here are some of the major pros and cons of natural gas-powered emergency generators:
- Natural gas supply is, for all practical purposes, unlimited.
- Natural gas generator availability is limited compared to gasoline-powered units.
- Under emergency circumstances, availability and access to Natural Gas may be better than gasoline in different regions of the country.
- Natural gas is a very clean-burning fuel.
- A large U.S. based supplier of natural gas is available.
For those who want to have a large reserve of fuel, natural gas is an excellent choice. Keep in mind, however, that natural gas lines can break. Although breaks are rare, they have been known to happen as the result of natural disasters like earthquakes and tornadoes.
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