Propane allows for modern, independent living when natural gas is unavailable; that’s why I’m really excited to be giving away a Generac LP5500 portable generator! You’ll find the Rafflecopter giveaway widget below.
This post is sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.
We use propane all the time around here. Of course we use propane when we grill, and like I’ve said, you can cook just about anything on the grill. During the hot summer months we use the propane grill like an outdoor oven to keep all the heat out of the house. We use the grill for everything from steaks to veggies, to baked potatoes and corn on the cob. Check out some of my grilling recipes here.
We’ve had to rely on propane a few times when the power went out. We were up in Washington once and the electricity went out (it used to go out fairly regularly). This particular time was memorable because we were having guests come out and have dinner with us. We called the electric company and they couldn’t tell us when the power would come back on. So, we let the guests know that if they didn’t want to rough it with candles they could cancel. Well, they came out anyway, and propane saved the evening that night. I made a big pot of chili that we cooked on the grill, and it was delicious. And, it ended up being a great evening (thanks, propane!).
Not too long ago we got one of those cool outdoor propane powered patio heaters (like this one). I love it! It keeps me warm when there’s a bit of a chill outside. In addition, we bought a second propane tank for the heater, so that means we always have a backup propane tank around.
When I told my husband that we were giving away this Generac LP5500 portable generator he got really excited! He started talking about all the things we could use this for, and all the people who could use this. And, he’s pretty savvy with generator knowledge. He did a bunch of research not too long ago on generators because we need to get one (note the story above as the power goes out fairly regularly at our place in Washington).
While I was researching this propane powered generator I learned some cool stuff about it:
- It has an integrated propane tank holder accepts either 20 lb or 30 lb propane cylinders for flexibility, convenience and extended runtimes
- It features an integrated tank and mounted wheels for easy portability. Many portable generators have a propane tank that needs to be manually carried and placed next to the generator when it’s in use.
- Unlike gasoline, propane does not degrade over time, virtually eliminating performance problems related to fuel quality
- Propane emits fewer carbon dioxide emissions and toxic pollutants than gasoline, improving the air quality
- In many cases, propane fuel costs less than gasoline
- Folding/Nesting Handle and tank holder for compact storage (always a plus in my book!)
- It has a low-oil shutdown to the engine from possible damage
- 30 Amp Outlet Allows generator to be easily connected to a manual transfer switch to provide integrated backup power to your home
- Covered circuit breaker protected outlets provide overload protection and added protection from the environment
Generac LP5500 Portable Propane Generator Giveaway
Here are some useful links for reference on propane, and some of the reference material I used to write up the facts for this post.
The Residential Propane Applications Brochure from the Propane Education and Research Council