Hampshire Generators are pleased to announce that they have been chosen to be the official southern area service centre for the complete range of Greengear LPG powered generators. The difference with the Greengear product is that they are dedicated LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) generators and not ‘dual fuel’ units – most dual fuel generators are conversions with unsightly and awkward regulators mounted on the outside of the generator.
What are the benefits of an lpg generator over a petrol generator?
The best for leisure use
LPG has less smell, fewer emissions and less noise meaning your holiday and your neighbours have a much more relaxed time! LPG is widely available in holiday parks and is also used for cooking so no additional petrol storage is needed.
Although it is a relatively rare occurrence it can be important to plan ahead and be ready for a power outage – especially if you have critical equipment . Many recent power outages have taught home and business owners that the ability to keep the lights on when the electricity goes out is critical to keeping your family and property safe. A propane generator can help you be prepared for emergency situations:
Propane fuel is available even when the petrol pumps aren’t running as it’s stored in individual or bulk cylinders.
The shelf life of propane is considered limitless unlike petrol which can start to degrade after a few months without stabilisers.
A propane generator that hasn’t run for months isn’t going to be full of contamination or carbon deposits. The same can’t be said for a petrol generator. Propane generators can help you be confident that your machine is going to fire up and provide you the peace of mind and security of a power source when all other lights are out around you.
LPG fuel reduces engine noise, which means less stress for the users and their neighbours – very important at outdoor events and in caravan parks etc.
Propane is a very ‘clean burning’ fuel. It is the low amount of carbon monoxide produced relative to other fuels especially petrol. Releasing around half the CO of a typical gasoline generator, many individuals consider propane to be the best generator fuel around.
While you still need to respect all rules and guidelines for ventilation, creating fewer emissions is a major advantage when you’re considering propane vs. petrol generators.
Operating Cost savings
Being ready for an emergency and respecting the environment are important but the cost is still the top concern for many generator owners, especially if you are running one as an only power source or if you are relying on it for your livelihood. If you use a generator on a regular basis the simple advantage of a lower-cost fuel is beneficial. The savings of running an LPG generator are around 40% which adds up to a massive saving over time.
Propane is also available throughout the UK, at many petrol stations, hardware stores and dedicated propane suppliers — you can easily store additional bottles according to local rules and regulations, so you never run out.
Maintenance Cost Savings
When comparing propane generators to petrol generators, maintenance costs and reliability attribute to another financial benefit. The carbon build-up and deposits common in a petrol system simply aren’t present in a propane generator. This means that not only do you need less maintenance of your generator, but you can also be sure your generator is going to start up the first time, every time. This is even more important when an unfortunate emergency strikes, and you don’t have time to play around with a finicky generator.
There is also no risk of spilling propane. Because it’s stored in safe tanks with security valves, there’s no spillage or waste during fill-ups. You simply connect the tank to the generator with a hose and open the valve to let the fuel flow. With the hassle and possible spillage associated with gasoline generator tanks, propane offers a clear advantage.
Explore our range of Greengear LPG Generators
Hampshire Generators can help you out with a wide range of LPG Generators for sale. We are an authorised sales centre for Greengear LPG Generators as well as an official Greengear Service Centre. Call us today for sale and service of your LPG Generator.