4 Types of Fuel for Your Boynton Beach Generator

Posted On: December 16, 2015

Are you considering having a Boynton Beach generator installed on your property? Then you need to know what the different types of fuel are for generators.

Fuel for Your Boynton Beach Generator

Though it’s imperative to keep your generator in good working order, there’s one more thing to keep in mind if you’re going to rely on it for electricity during power outages. Your generator needs fuel. Exactly what type of fuel depends on the kind of generator you have. There are four different types of fuel that are generally used:

  1. Gasoline: You’ll need between 12 and 20 gallons to keep your generator running for 24 hours, so make sure you have more than enough on hand if you’re expecting a storm. You should also remember to add some stabilizer to the gasoline before filling up the generator.
  2. Natural gas: Gas-powered generators are usually stationary and hooked up to the home’s gas line. If you don’t already have a gas line, then you’ll need to have one installed. Costs for this run to $1,000 or more.
  3. Propane: Propane generates more energy than natural gas, so it’s often more cost-effective. Portable generators will consume between four and eight 20-lb tanks over a 24-hour timespan.
  4. Diesel: Though it’s not a popular choice, diesel provides an efficient fuel for generators, using between eight and 12 gallons over a 24-hour timespan.

Call Reliable Power Systems for Generator Installation

If you’re interested in learning more about the different kinds of generators and finding out which is best for your situation, then call the team of Master Electricians at Reliable Power Systems. We’ve been providing top-notch generator services—including installation, maintenance and repair—to residential and commercial property owners for years. We understand how important it is for you to have a reliable, affordable and above all safe generator, so we’ll work with you to determine the best type of appliance for your property.