Propane Whole-House Generators or Portable Generators

Which is right for my home?

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Power outages are never fun, but they can cause some real problems the longer they go.

In bad weather, you can be without power for days. But you can avoid that with a generator. But which kind?

Parker Gas is an authorized dealer of Briggs & Stratton whole-house backup generators. We not only provide expert installation and service of these top-quality generators, but we also install the propane tank for it and provide dependable propane delivery so your generator can keep your home powered.

Benefits of whole-house backup generators

Whole-house backup generators are also called standby generators. Standby generators, as the name implies, are prepared to go at a moment’s notice. The generator waits 10 seconds after the power goes out to be sure it is really an outage and then kicks on. You don’t have to do anything!

With your generator having its own propane tank, a full tank can keep your home in power for at least a week. All of your home’s requirements can be met with that electricity: lights, a running refrigerator and other kitchen appliances, functioning medical equipment such as electric wheelchairs, a working sump pump, an operational home security system, the comfort of home heating and cooling, and the ability to operate and charge electronics like computers, laptops, TVs, and phones.

Downside of portable generators

Portable generators are not expensive. However, you get what you pay for.

If your power goes out at night or during a storm, you’ll have to go outside, fill up your portable generator, then link it with your home. It can be tough and hazardous to do so.

Portable generators have the potential to cause carbon monoxide poisoning. They should NEVER be used indoors or in a covered or enclosed space like a garage, carport, or sunporch.

Portable generators are most often fueled by propane or gasoline. Unless you have several propane cylinders or several gallons of gasoline stored at your home, portable generators will not have the fuel required for longer outages. If you can’t get out to get more fuel because of downed trees or other issues, you’re without power once that fuel you have runs out.

You get a limited power capacity with portable generators. They may be able to keep the lights on and the refrigerator running, but anything more is doubtful.

Make sure your home is safe and comfortable when the power goes out. Contact us to add a Briggs & Stratton propane whole-house backup generator to your home!