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Does A Generator Cost To Much For You

Posted on 22 March 2012


I wonder many times why so many people who deal with power outages do not have some kind of generator to keep their power on. Maybe they like being without power, perhaps they think all generators are expensive, or are they just forgetful. No matter the reason you need a diesel, gasoline, propane, or any oil-based generator if you are to be prepared for a power outage.

The truth is that not all generators are expensive and if you just happen to use them once a year they are worth the money. You may use your generator once a year but every few years that one storm will hit and you will be without power for a few days and you will wish you had a generator. The cost of a diesel generator or any generator for that matter varies based upon the strength it can produce, and thus they can be as low as a few hundred dollars, which is cheap considering the oil price is starting to increase.

Once you decide to purchase a generator then your next big decision is deciding on which kind to purchase propane, diesel, gasoline, or any oil-based fuel. There is good and bad in all generators so based upon where you live and how much you want to spend on fuel is usually the deciding factors. Propane fuel has the longest shelf life of the three and is the most friendly to the environment, but it takes three times as much propane in comparison to diesel to produce the same amount of energy.

Gasoline generators happen to be the most common generator because the fuel is the most affordable (even with rising oil prices) and convenient to get to. Diesel generators are the most efficient generators for producing power and their fuel is a little more than gasoline, all three generators will and can produce enough energy to power your home but the details of each are different.

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