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Types of Generators

Their are numerous types of generators but we'll focus on the most common fuel types:

  • Gas Generators
  • LPG Generators
  • Diesel Generators
  • Natural Gas Generators
We'll also focus on the most common uses for generators:
  • Home Standby Generators
  • Portable Generators
  • Commercial Generators

Fuel Types

Fuel types will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Fuel type will also reflect differences in pricing because of the different technologies needed to effectively process and burn the fuel. When choosing a fuel type most consider fuel availability foremost. Gas generators and diesel generators will require manual filling unless you live on a farm and have the required permits to store large quantities of fuel. Although they are the most cumbersome they are the most available and only require a proper container to fill, transport and store.

On the other hand, LPG and natural gas usually require service to be brought to your house or business with a meter or a large storage tank/bottle be placed and plumbed. This requires a lot of up front costs but the result is hands-off refilling.

We won't try to make up your mind for you when picking a gas generator or LPG generator but only try to help you think about all the options. New technologies of burning natural gas in combination with diesel in a diesel generator is making headway into efficiency and clean burning.

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