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Is a Propane Generator a Smart Home Upgrade?

Protect Your Property with the Help of ProGas!

generator installationWith all the crazy weather we’ve had here in Pittsburgh, Zelienople, and nearby Western Pennsylvania in recent years, you may be considering adding a propane generator to your home.

It’s a smart idea for numerous reasons. Propane whole-house backup generators are easy to install and will kick on the minute the power goes out. What’s better is that ProGas can install your generator’s propane tank and provide reliable propane delivery so you’ll have enough propane to weather whatever storm or event comes our way.

If you already choose to use a portable generator, you can get propane cylinders for it at any of our ProPane Express cylinder exchange locations.

Here are five additional reasons that a propane whole-house generator is a great investment in your home.

Added Protection at the Right Time

When the electricity goes out, your home’s security system can operate on a backup battery for a while. However, when that battery runs out of power, your security system won’t work.

Any home security systems can be kept operational by a propane whole-house backup generator. Your sump pump will also continue to work, so your basement can stay dry.

Safety Benefits

You won’t have to worry about tripping or falling in the dark with the lights on, thanks to your propane whole-house backup generator. More importantly, if someone in your home uses medical equipment such as oxygen, home dialysis, or an electric wheelchair, you don’t have to worry about a power outage creating a medical emergency.  

Another safety benefit is that, unlike portable generators, you don’t have to go outdoors in hazardous conditions to start them. Your generator will kick on automatically when the power goes out. 

Increased Comfort

Whether the power outage happens in the heat of summer or the chill of winter, your propane whole-house backup generator will power your home’s HVAC system operating so you won’t be dealing with unbearable heat, nor be left in the cold.

Stay Connected

Outages that last more than a few hours might isolate you from the rest of the world since cellphones, laptops, and tablets eventually run out of battery power.

You can be in touch with loved ones or local authorities while waiting for the electricity to come back thanks to a propane whole-house backup generator that powers your electronics and WiFi. You’ll also stay entertained because you can watch TV, game, and stream.

Prevent Food Spoilage

Consider everything in your refrigerator and freezer right now. Now consider how much it cost to buy all that food. The clock is ticking on that food’s safety as soon as the power goes out. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, some foods can begin to spoil in as little as four hours. 

If your refrigerator has been without power for more than a day or two, you may be looking at hundreds of dollars in food that will have to be thrown away.

Your food will be kept safe when you have a propane whole-house backup generator. You’ll also be able to cook on your propane range and use other small appliances like multicookers, toasters and food processors.

Be safe and comfortable with a propane whole-house backup generator powered by propane from ProGas! Become a customer today and experience the difference we can make for you.