Protect and Comfort Your Family with a Natural Gas Generator
With a standby generator fueled by natural gas you'll always feel safer and more secure during a power loss. That's because your generator is linked directly into your natural gas system and turns on automatically in case of a power failure or blackout. From your sump pump and furnace to your refrigerator and home office, a natural gas standby generator can power your entire home.
Plus, with natural gas, you'll never have to worry about running out of fuel like you do with a gasoline or diesel-powered generator. Natural gas is also the responsible energy choice when compared to gasoline or diesel because it emits fewer greenhouse gases. And, if you're thinking about getting off the grid and powering your home with an alternative, renewable energy, a natural gas standby generator is the perfect eco-friendly backup.
It is important to contact us before purchasing or installing your standby generator. Contact the New Business Team at 1-800-440-6111 and we will evaluate the size of the generator to ensure our existing service line can support the additional load without making changes to our facilities.
Keep in Mind
Additional cost may be involved in upgrading the existing service line and supporting the standby generator load. In addition, there may be local permits or inspection requirements. You should contact your local city, town, county permit or building inspection offices for details.
Natural gas generators cost 40-50% less per hour to run than gasoline powered models, and do not require any fuel for their operation. The gas is supplied to the equipment from the house line that delivers gas to your furnace, water heater and other gas appliances. Models are available in a variety of sizes from 5 KW (Kilowatt) to 60 KW to match your electrical load.
Automatic Start: Many models offer an option that senses when a failure occurs in your electricity from your electric supplier. The standby unit starts itself and begins giving you electricity within 30-60 seconds. It then monitors the electricity from the street and, when it senses that the power is restored, shuts itself off.
Exercise Timers: Many units offer timers that run the unit 15-30 minutes each week. This keeps the starting battery charged so it will be ready for use during an outage.
Weatherproof Enclosure: Natural gas generators sit outside your house in a painted, weatherproof enclosure like your air conditioning unit. This cover protects the equipment from rain and snow. Since the generator is installed on a concrete pad outside your home, you always have the option of taking the unit with you if you should move to a new home.
Generator Engines: Manufactured by companies such as Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, Onan and Perkins generator engines are the same reliable engines that power garden tractors and other devices. The units require minimum maintenance. The oil, oil filter and air filter should require changing only once per year. These generators can provide you with 120 volt and 240 volt service at 30 amps, 60 amps, 125 amps or more. Natural gas consumption for the generator varies from 110 cubic feet per hour to 475 cubic feet per hour.