When you decide to buy a backup generator and start to research, you will find that there are many options available and many decisions to make. The first and most important thing you must decide upon is which fuel type you will want to use. Most commonly, your options will be:
- And Natural Gas
There is no one fuel source that is definitively better than the others. Ultimately, it comes down to your specific needs. In this article, we are going to be taking a look at the natural gas emergency generator specifically.
First, let’s talk a little bit about natural gas itself. Natural gas is a fossil fuel composed of mostly methane that is drilled for, much like oil. It is naturally colorless and odorless. Compounds are added to the gas after it is harvested so that it will have a distinct smell and leaks are able to be detected. Natural gas is largely considered the cleanest fossil fuel to burn. According to the International Gas Union, natural gas produces up to 30% less CO2 than oil and up to 50% less than coal when burned. It is also a domestic product, as 97% of natural gas used in the USA is produced in North America with 84% being produced in the US.
One of the biggest draws of a natural gas generator is that there is not a need to stockpile fuel. A natural gas emergency generator will rely on gas delivered through your cities natural gas pipelines. Because of this, it is important to make sure that your location is compatible with a natural gas emergency generator. It is not advisable to stockpile natural gas as it is extremely flammable. Natural gas is also a relatively cheap fuel, only coal is cheaper. However, coal is highly polluting while natural gas burns cleanly.
When contemplating the purchase of a natural gas emergency generator, it is important to consider all factors. One drawback is the potential cost of long term operation. Natural gas is not as energy efficient as some other fuels, like diesel. So while natural gas is a cheap fuel source, the cost of operation may exceed that of a generator using other fuel types when operated for extended amounts of time. However, if your generator is only being used in cases of momentary power loss or extreme emergency, this will most likely not be an issue.
A major benefit of purchasing your natural gas emergency generator from MTS Power Products is that we are able to completely customize the generator to suit your specific wants and needs. With our very own brand McPherson Controls, we can create the perfect natural gas generator for you. Our McPherson Controls products have been design and quality tested against the highest industry standards. Installing an MTS Power Products emergency generator at your home or business is the most important aspect of any disaster preparedness plan. Call us today at 305-634-1511 or check out our natural gas emergency generators online.
Natural Gas Emergency Generator