Power generators are power generating machines that produce electricity by converting mechanical energy into electricity. These wondrous machines are powered by natural gas, propane gas, and gasoline and diesel fuel. Each form of fuel that powers the engines of the gas power generator has their respective advantages and disadvantages. The commonly used generator units these days are natural gas power generators. Natural gas power generators do not need refueling and it does not require fuel storage on the power generator unit. This system is mostly used on rural areas or on areas that have natural gas lines. Natural gas power generators are fuel by the gas lines. Its the same like the central HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system. The only difference is that natural gas power generators produce electricity instead of climate control. Natural gas powered generators are more convenient than gasoline or diesel powered generators because of its continuous supply.
Propane gas power generators cost more than natural gas powered generators. However, propane gas powered generators have lower fuel consumption compared to natural gas powered engines and has less maintenance. The good thing about propane gas powered generators is that they can easily be started or activated during cold season and has no condensation problems, unlike diesel powered engines. The main advantage of propane gas generators and natural gas generators is that they produce less pollution than other types of system. The only thing is that you need to have a supply of propane gas in order for the generator unit to work. One of main disadvantages of propane gas generators is that the total overhead costs for this system is much more expensive the other types of systems.
In order to ensure safety and avoid accidents, it is recommended that you follow the guidelines written on the generator units operating manual. See to it that the generator unit does not overload. Use heavy duty electrical wires to connect the electrical appliances to the power generator unit. And most of all, when the unit does not operate smoothly, do not attempt to repair it. Contact a qualified technician or the generator units manufacturer.