1 April 2022 – 2 Minute Read

Are propane generators quieter than gas?

Propane generators are quieter than gas generators but do still make a noise. The reason that propane generators are quieter is because they are cleaner burning and more fuel efficient. However, no generator is entirely silent so there will always be some kind of noise no matter what type of generator you choose.

What fuel do generators use?

Generators can be powered by a whole host of different fuels but usually only one fuel per unit, although some newer models do allow for the switching of fuel types. The most common fuel types used for generators are petrol, diesel, propane, natural gas or solar energy through a panel either on or attached to the generator.

Do generators need oil?

Generators powered by oil need supplies of oil to be topped up regularly in order to keep functioning. The most common oil found in generators is SAE 30, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 10W-30. Exactly what type of oil a generator needs will be stipulated either with its packaging or in its instruction manual. You should never fill a generator with oil before checking the correct type required as this could cause product failure and safety issues.

Where to buy generators?

Generators can be bought from specialist generator retailers or in some cases, electricity wholesalers, garden centres and hardware stores. Browse the directory to find a generator supplier local to you. Many generator suppliers also offer generator hire as well as purchase; this may be more cost-effective if you do not require a generator full-time.

How much do generators cost?

Generators are not cheap to purchase and the cost will usually run into the thousands of pounds. Just Generators, a listed generator specialist , offer generators from around £860 and have a huge variety to select from.

How much to hire generators?

Many people do not need to own a generator and find it more cost-effective to hire one. The Stuart Group, who you can find listed on , list all of their generator hire prices for transparency on their website; they start at £124 for 30 hours’ hire.

How much are electric generators?

The cost of electric generators varies depending on their capacity and power, but prices start fairly low. Just Generators, a listed supplier , sell electric generators from £375 plus VAT.

Which type of generator do I need?

There are many types of generator, each with a different appropriate usage. To run most essential household equipment, such as a fridge, freezer or well pump, a generator with between 5,000 – 7,500 watts will be sufficient. Anything over 7,500 watts will be capable of running several of these appliances at once.

Where are generators used?

Generators are used anywhere where electricity and power is required but there is no access to a standard mains connection. This includes during emergencies and power outages, on construction sites, at campsites, festivals and large outdoor events, and in mines but they can pretty much be used anywhere.