Generac’s residential generators can run on natural gas, liquid propane (LP), or diesel. However, if you can, use natural gas. You won’t have to worry about where to store fuel or what happens if you run out before the outage ends.There is no way around this, any generator makes noise. Consumer Reports noted this in their comparison of generators and explained that standby will make less noise than a portable one. If you never get the oil changed on your car, it will eventually stop working. The same is true for your generator.
- Make sure that you know the capacity of your generator because you need to have the right amount of power to power up your home.
- Figure out which fuel is best for your generator as gasoline is difficult to store and goes bad over time.
- It’s best to hire a professional when installing a generator as accidents can happen such as a gas leak, carbon monoxide or even electrocution.
“Electrical storms, ice storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding — all of these weather events and more can inflict damage on electrical grids, plunging your home into darkness for hours, days, or even weeks.”