Written on: September 26, 2022
While the Atlantic hurricane season got off to a slow start in 2022, it only takes one storm to down lines and knock out electricity, leaving you without power for days. West Palm Beach and the eastern coast of Florida are frequently within the “cone of probability” for big storms, and with more frequent extreme and unpredictable weather, it’s important to be prepared. One of the best ways to protect your home and property is with a backup generator.
A backup propane generator comes on within seconds of a power failure to keep your lights on and your appliances running until the utilities get the lines back up. Additionally, it will keep security systems on to give you peace of mind, especially if the power fails while you’re away.
Propane generators are quiet, extremely efficient, and clean burning, with low emissions, and they are less expensive to run than gas-powered options.
There are a wide variety of size options, from “essential power” models that will run key equipment such as your refrigerator and lights, to true whole-house generators that can manage the demands of most extra-large homes—even during extended outages.
You should work with a pro to determine the best size generator for your home and needs. Here are some key points to consider:
Of course, there are other factors to consider as you make your choice:
If you think you need a new propane storage tank to meet the needs of a whole house generator, the experts at Beeline can help you replace your old propane tank—and make sure your generator is connected safely and properly. Please note that while we install the tanks and lines, we do not sell the generator units themselves.
We can also provide reliable automatic propane delivery service and tank monitoring so you can be confident you always have enough propane. We take the forecast into consideration when we plan deliveries—and we try to deliver early to ensure our customers have propane ahead of potential storms.
Let us know if you have questions about how a whole-house generator can provide peace of mind through hurricane season and beyond. Additionally, let us know how we can help with your next propane tank replacement or installation. You can contact us any time.