Comparing Gas, Propane and Diesel Generators

TIME BETWEEN OVERHAULS

Gas

Propane

Diesel

  • 2000 hours


  • (11.9 weeks)

  • Major overhaul
  • 4000 hours

  • (23.8 weeks)
  • Major overhaul
  • 40000 hours


  • (238 weeks)

  • Major overhaul

  • 20000 hours (minor over-haul, seals and gasket)

FUEL SAFETY & CONVENIENCE

Gas

Propane

Diesel

  • dangerous to store
  • 6 months bad
  • unwieldy to move
  • hard to replace
  • hard to transport
  • safe to store
  • put out cigarette in it
  • lasts 2-3 years
  • Gas can only run for 8-12 hours a day and then they have to cool off before refilling or risk fire or explosion.

COST COMPARISON

Gas

Propane

Diesel

Savings

1 week

 

 

 

5kw $193.00

$120.00

$20.00

$173.00

10kw $386.00

$240.00

$40.00

$346.00

1 month

 

 

 

5kw $722.00

$480.00

$80.00

$692.00

10kw $1544.00

$960.00

$160.00

$1384

 

 

 

 

Oil, Plugs, Points, every 20 hours

Oil, plugs, points every 40 hours

Oil every 100 hours

 

  • Storing fuel is cheaper and safer with diesel.
  • Initial higher cost of a diesel generator is more than offset by the fuel savings, safety for you and your family, and length of generator life.

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