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LPG Vs Petrol: Which is Better?

Liquid propane gas or LPG (sometimes also referred to as Autogas) is becoming more and more popular for use in cars and other engines, this is because of its reduced cost and environmental benefits when compared to traditional petrol. These reasons are also influencing more people to opt for LPG powered generators.

When considering the benefits of LPG as an alternative fuel, many questions will arise; the main one is whether it is more advantageous to run your engine on LPG rather than petrol. Here, we set out an overview of the benefits of each to help you decide.

If you are interested in LPG gas conversion, take a look at our range of conversion kits here at Edge Technology. If you are in need of further advice or help, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team.

8 Signs Your Generator Needs to be Repaired

Generators are incredibly useful pieces of machinery and often provide backup, ready for when the worst happens. To ensure your generator is ready to go in case disaster strikes, it’s important to be aware of any signs and symptoms of a struggling generator.

If the worst has happened and you find your generator isn’t working as it should, contact our team of expert engineers. Here at Edge Technology, we provide a number of services, including emergency generator repairs!

The Complete Generator Maintenance Checklist

A technician and his toolbox

Generator maintenance is all about prevention and ensuring your unit is operating at peak performance for as long as possible. For this reason, having a maintenance checklist can be very useful.

Here at Edge Technology, we are experts in every aspect of generator servicing and maintenance. If you ever run into any problems with your generator or are just unsure about the best ways to maintain it, give our team a call to find out how we could help.

How to Fix a Flooded Engine

An exposed car engine

Engines are an essential component within a generator, whether you have a large industrial unit or smaller suitcase generator used for camping. When you develop issues with your engine, and it has trouble starting, this can be disastrous for your generator and will compromise your power supply.

Here, we break down an issue that can arise with engines; flooding. How can an engine become flooded and what can you do to fix it?

If you are ever unsure about any engine fixes, it is often best to consult a professional. If your generator is in need of maintenance or you are considering LPG gas conversion, why not get in touch with our team here at Edge Technology or browse our range of conversion kits?

Caring For Your Generator During Winter

A closeup of a snowflake

As the weather gets colder and the winter months start to draw in, it is especially important to pay attention to your generator maintenance.

There is a higher risk of your power going out as the weather becomes more volatile, so ensuring your home or business generator remains fully operational throughout the winter is vital.

If you find yourself in need of emergency generator repair to get you through the winter, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team here at Edge Technology.

What are the best ways to care for your generator during wintertime?

 

The Best Generator Brands to Look For

Generators and their producers have been around for generations. However, as technology continues to develop, new companies enter the scene, pushing the sector towards more efficient power production.

When looking for the right generator for your home or business, we would always recommend consulting professionals, who can help you find the perfect machine for your needs. Here at Edge Technology, we have many years of experience and can handle all aspects of your new power supply, including generator installation.

Throughout our time, we’ve worked with various generator manufacturers. Here, we highlight some of the biggest and most reputable names in the industry.

A generator by Kohler SDMO

How Do Manifolds Work?

The interior of an engine

It goes without saying that generators and engines are complex machines with numerous interconnecting components. The manifold is a key element within an engine, and many cite them as being the lungs of the machine.

Ensuring that all components, including the manifolds, are in full working order is an essential part of generator servicing and maintenance. Here, we unravel some of the mysteries hidden within an engine and take a look at what manifolds are and how they work.

 

How Green is LPG?

A car fuelling with LPG

LPG gas conversion is becoming increasing popular for cars and ATVs. There are many reasons for this, the most common being a desire to save money on fuel.

However, LPG isn’t just a good choice for your wallet but also the environment! Compared to most fuels, LPG is a cleaner, greener option. But just how green is LPG? We take a look in our blog.

Regular Preventative Maintenance & Servicing Tips For Generators

Generators are vital for homes and businesses and can provide a lifeline for when worst-case scenarios occur. Power outages, whether they are due to bad weather or electrical grid issues, can cause financial problems and disrupt lives. Having a generator available to use, either a standby generator or a portable one, can act as a lifeline and provide power to your home or business when you need it most. 

However, although generators are mostly self-sufficient, there some tips that will help you to keep your generator in the best possible condition, ensuring that it will always perform when you need it. Some of these tips may be more suitable to individual styles of generator, such as standby or portable, but we guarantee you’ll be able to implement some of these into your maintenance routine.

 
Generator Service and Repair

Environmental Factors that Affect Generator Output

A lighting storm interfering with electrical wires

Much like humans, generators are affected by environmental changes. Although we often think of machines as inanimate objects that aren’t affected by changes in their environment, this is often not true.

Unfortunately, many people can be unforgiving when it comes to running a generator outside of the environmental norm, which is typically when breakdowns occur.