Propane Won’t Leave You in the Dark

Propane Won’t Leave You in the Dark

Written on: August 18, 2023

Why Propane Is More Reliable than Electricity

propane power georgia There has been a push in recent years to make electricity the energy of choice for Georgia homes. But it seems like we can never get through the summer heat without heavy electric demand or damaging storms causing a massive power outage somewhere in Georgia. This summer was no exception.

With that in mind, how on earth are we going to handle an enormous new electric heating load during the winter? That’s a big concern as more fleets transition to electric vehicles and more buildings electrify. Right now, our fragile electric grid is far from ready.

Propane Keeps Getting Cleaner

Electricity isn’t the only answer to achieving a clean energy future! Propane remains one of the most reliable fuels available today, and the propane industry remains firmly committed to raising the bar higher by making renewable propane gas available to everyone. While renewable propane gas is not in wide use yet, its production grows substantially each year.

Please go to Renewablepropanegas.com to learn more about propane’s exciting future.

Tips for When You Lose Power

Here are four steps to follow when the inevitable power outage happens.

  1. Open the doors to your refrigerator/freezer as little as possible. Your fridge can keep food cold for about four hours. A full freezer will maintain its temperature for about 48 hours.
  2. If you rely on a portable generator, always operate it outside and keep it at least 20 feet away from windows to keep toxic fumes from entering your home.
  3. Do not use a gas cooktop or oven as a substitute for heat.
  4. Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges when the power comes back on.

Protection Against Power Outages

With a propane-powered standby generator, your power will restart automatically within seconds after an outage, and it will stay on until power is restored.

Permanently installed–similar to an outdoor A/C unit–and supplied by a propane tank–propane generators are available in a variety of capacities to fit the needs of any size home in Georgia.

With a propane whole-house backup generator, you’ll get through a summer outage with your air conditioning keeping the house cool. If you lose power in the winter, your home will stay at a safe, warm temperature so you’ll be comfortable.

And if there is someone in your home who relies on medical equipment such as oxygen, home dialysis, or an electric wheelchair, a propane whole-house backup generator keeps their vital equipment running.

Preserve Your Food, Operate Your Electronics

Some of the foods in your refrigerator can begin to spoil just a few hours after the power goes out. You could end up throwing out hundreds of dollars’ worth of food–from your refrigerator and freezer–without a propane whole-house backup generator.

You can also count on your backup propane generator to power your laptop, phone, TV, gaming system and more. You can work safely from home; you and your family will stay entertained, and you can stay connected with loved ones and the world outside as you await updates on restored power.

If you don’t have a propane generator yet and would like to explore your options, reach out to your propane company. If they don’t install generators, they can probably refer you to someone who does.