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Propane vs. Gas Generators

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Fueling Options for Your Generator

One thing to consider when choosing a generator is what it will run on. At Clinton Electric Company, we want you to have access to the right fuel to run your generator for as long as necessary and, in some cases, have a place on site to store that fuel.

Many portable generators run on gasoline or diesel, which needs to be stored on-site and refilled manually as needed. Because power outages are often a result of serious weather conditions like tornado, blizzard or snow storms, travel to refill your gas tank is often unsafe or impossible. Storing large amounts of gasoline on your property can also be a hazard.

Propane vs. Gas Generators

As your trusted Baltimore-based electricians, we highly recommend two types of fueling options for your generator, namely:

  • Natural gas – If you have natural gas service to your property and would like to use it to fuel your new generator, there is a process to follow.
  • Propane (new or existing) – If you do not have natural gas service to your property or would prefer to use propane for your new generator, we can help.

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Clinton Electric Company will work with you to find the best solution based on your specific circumstances. Our electricians can fully explain your options and provide you with a free detailed estimate to determine which fuel option is best not only for your specific needs but for your budget as well.

Comparison of Natural Gas & Propane

Whole house generators can be run on natural gas from your household utility service or on propane stored in tanks on your property.

Below are some advantages and disadvantages of both propane and gas generators:

Propane has an advantage in energy density but usually, costs more than natural gas.
The cost of natural gas is about 40 percent of propane’s cost, which makes it the cheaper fuel for your generator.
In many areas, natural gas is not an option or the cost of upgrading service to accommodate demand limits its appeal.
Propane can be safely and easily stored on your property, making it the smarter choice for residents or businesses who do not have the option for a natural gas line.

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Contact our office or contact us online to discuss the fueling options that you have for your residential or commercial generator today.


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The people over at Clinton Electric really do a wonderful job of keeping their customers happy. I had them come by to set something up for me and the guy they sent, Chris I believe his name was, was just an absolute gem. He did a great job with installing what I needed done, and when I had an issue a couple weeks later he was right back out to my home to fix it. These guys are just spectacular and Chris just does such a wonderful job, I would definitely recommend these guys to anyone and everyone!

-Theresa K.

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Clinton Electric Co. were amazing to work with. I used their services twice because I had to have lights and extensions installed in my home. They were very good when I called; extremely prompt, their scheduling was prompt. The first time I had issues and they couldn't find the problem, but the service person who came went above and beyond and didn't stop his work until he found it, even though I told him it was okay - this was on Christmas Day exactly! I asked for him the second time around because he was so good. All in all excellent service and communication, these guys really care about the work that they do and the quality of their service is top notch. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a reliable electrician.

-Theresa K.

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I recently had the folks over at Clinton Electric come over to fix some stuff for me and I am very happy with the results. They were really easy to schedule an appointment with which was a big relief for me. I really appreciated that they called prior to coming to give me a heads up of when they were coming and it was within the time slot I was assigned so that was good. When they came they did a really great job and now my electrical problems are no more! Their prices are really great and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in need of a high quality electrician!

-Donna L.

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License Number: MD LIC #10203

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1524 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
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Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
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