Guardian Plus Home Standby generator. Standby generators are fueled by liquid propane or natural gas.
Kohler home standby generators.
Natural Gas Electric Generators:
Natural Gas is the fuel of choice to operate emergency generators with. Natural Gas is clean burning, readily available in many neighborhoods, and since natural gas pipelines are underground they are usually not affected by the elements or mechanical disruptions that cause most residential power outages. For these reasons, emergency generator manufacturers usually make this fuel option as a primary fuel source on their outside premise installed home stand-by generator models. Where a homeowner is already using natural gas for heating, cooking, or other uses, the use of a natural gas powered electric generator is always a good idea! The photo above gives you a good idea of what such a unit would look like.
Types of generators:
Generators come in two basic types: standby and portable. There also are inverters, which are not generators but may meet your needs. The source of backup power you ultimately choose will be determined by many factors, including your power requirements.
A standby generator is permanently installed outside your home or commercial building and wired directly into the electrical system to provide power to some or all of your home's circuits during a disruption of normal utility power.
Standby generators are fueled by liquid propane or natural gas. The number of circuits to which a standby generator can provide power--and the number of appliances you can run on those circuits--is determined by the power capacity of the generator. Standby generators are about the same size as, and look similar to, a standard central air conditioner.
Portable generators are versatile. You can use them for emergency power at home, for power in remote locations where utility power is unavailable, or for recreational purposes, like boating or camping. Portable generators are fueled by gasoline or diesel and include 120-volt power outlets like the ones in the walls of your home.