Automatic standby generators have become pretty popular as of late, especially after Hurricane Sandy. Being able to keep your sump pump running during the rain, your heater running during the ice storm or just keeping your lights and TV on when the power is out are all very popular reasons we receive calls for propane service for generators.
While whole home backup generators can make life during a storm very convenient, a few lights). Larger generators (17kW and up) will be able to handle additional appliances, such as a hot water heater (if you're on electric and not a propane hot water heater) computer or TV. It's best to research what service and propane equipment will best suit your needs. For example, a small generator, roughly 10,000 Kilowatt (10kW), is usually sufficient for the bare essentials in your home (the freezer, a pump, and a few lights).
Because of the unexpected and possible high draw of propane in a short time period, it's wise for generators to have an independent propane tank system available. Whether underground or above ground, we're able to assist you in determining what size tank(s) will be best suited for your needs.