Storage of Portable Propane Generators
Primarily, the best practice is to store propane generators at comfortable distances from the home Either a shed or small housing facility will protect it from the elements and promote the longevity of the equipment.
Besides the necessity for proper air circulation and heat dispersion, placing the generator farther from the home means that it can run without being a distraction/disturbance due to the noise output.
Nonetheless, stationing it farther away, can, at times, be inconvenient…
Since it’s advisable to occasionally monitor the internal pressure to be certain there’s sufficient propane for the next time it’s needed.
Moreover, modern propane generators have easy-to-read gauges that facilitate in quickly determining the gas level therein.
Again, one can summon a natural gas company to top-off a generator of around 3500W capacity for about US$50. 3500W is enough to power most (essential) home appliances for several hours.
Obviously, the major advantage of a portable propane generator is that they can ‘double’ as whole house generators in addition to being movable to other locations—making them wonderful options for both camping and ‘RV-ing.’
The only issue one might have while on the road is that it can be difficult to refill the generator if propane cannot be located ‘en route.’
Notwithstanding this matter, one can easily adapt by performing basic forethought and pre-planning upfront.
Simply: find companies positioned along your path from which you can access propane, contact them to inquire about refilling your tank during travel, adjust plans accordingly, then, proceed with your arrangements!
Finally, as an overview, we’ll highlight (a few of) the most reputable brands that build portable propane generators: Briggs & Stratton, Generac, and Champion.
Either one of these manufacturers affords one enviable capability along with an excellent user experience.
Transitioning, let’s detail the versatility of portable propane generators and how they are implemented as home generators as well.