If you own a home or cottage, you’ve probably seen or heard generators in and around your neighborhood. Useful for many applications, generators and backup generators can provide a huge amount of convenience, and even be life savings in events such as power surges and outages.

Generators come in a variety of sizes and natures and can run on various fuels including gasoline and propane.

Portable Generators

These are the most common form of generator. Portable generators are excellent choices for temporary electrical generation for basic needs and recreation. Portable generators generally operate on either propane or gasoline and are usually only used on a select number of appliances, rather than powering your entire home.


Backup Generators

If you’re looking for a much more permanent and powerful solution, then a backup generator is likely what you want. These are large generators that are permanently installed outdoors and are fed with a fuel supply from a nearby tank. Usually powered by propane or natural gas, backup generators can create large amounts of power to electrify your entire home when the power goes out. Most backup generators are designed to turn on and shut off automatically, when a power outage is detected.

Backup generators are built in many sizes; from powering smaller homes to condo buildings. These generators typically come with much larger fuel requirements.


Why Generators are for More than Just Lights, Internet and Television

Its common for people to shrug off the idea of a generator; thinking that all they are useful for is keeping the television and video games on when the power goes out. Generators have many use cases that are extremely meaningful and, in certain cases, can be the difference between life or death.

  • Generators keep well water safe to drink. If your pump and water filter system are turned off for too long, your safe water supply can diminish quickly. A generator can be the difference between having safe drinking water or not.


  • Keep your food safe to consume. Many refrigerators can only keep items for so long. In fact, the FDA has stated before that food stored in an non-powered refrigerator for more than 4 hours should be thrown away.


  • Medical devices can require power. For those who depend on electrical devices, a power outage can be a seriously threatening situation that literally can boil down to life or death. A generator ensures that you have the power you need, when you need it.


Let Brown’s Fuels Help Keep Your Generator Powered

Backup generators depend on regular and reliable fuel sources in order to generate power. Usually, these generators will be connected to an on-site fuel tank for reliable fuel storage in large quantities.

Brown’s Fuels can ensure that your fuel tanks are filled as needed. You can depend on our team to ensure that you have the fuels you always need; because in this case, you never know when you might need it. No matter whether you are in a commercial or residential setting, we can help.