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Backup Power Generation

Why Propane Is Ideal For Backup Generators

When you live in a remote area, a power outage can be both dangerous and frightening. However, when your home appliances are run on propane, or you’re using a backup propane generator, power interruptions are less of a worry. Propane-powered generators are installed outside and can power everything from your refrigerator to your phone charger within your home. As one of the most reliable fuel-sources, propane is ideal for powering backup generators. When you set up automatic or will-call delivery with CanGas, you can count on dependable service, so you’ll never have to worry about running out. In addition to functioning as an emergency power supply for essential appliances, a propane generator may also act as the primary power source for your home.

Your Backup Generator Options

Portable
Generators

Portable generators are fairly inexpensive appliances, but worth their weight in gold when it comes to a power emergency. Typically, portable propane generators are smaller in size. Instead of using bulk propane supply, portable generators run off small propane cylinders. They can easily be hooked up to your home's electrical panel to provide temporary backup during an interruption or be used to power outdoor-equipment.

Standby
Generators

Standby generators, while more expensive, allow you to power your entire home using propane. They are a permanent installation, feeding fuel from a bulk propane tank and converting it to electrical energy to be used throughout your home. Standby generators will kick-in automatically when the power goes out.

Why Make The Switch?

Benefits Of Using A Propane Generator

You can make the switch to propane at any time, whether you want to use a propane generator to power your entire home or as a backup or supplement to your furnace and propane hot water tank. Propane is a clean and efficient alternative to other fuel sources, particularly oil and gasoline. When you live in a remote area, any number of things can cause a utility interruption, including storms, equipment failures, traffic accidents, or even scheduled maintenance. Because so much of our homes require electricity to function, relying on a propane generator can bring peace of mind during emergencies.

WHY PROPANE?

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Propane Is...

Propane is a cleaner and more environmentally responsible alternative to harmful fossil fuels and other emissions.

Propane is efficient, which means economical! Switching to propane results in lower operational and maintenance costs.

Propane can power almost anything, almost anywhere! Common uses include cooking, heating, and power generation.

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When To Use A Propane Generator

Most often, propane generators are only used during emergencies. Much like a tankless water heater, your generator will not turn on until it’s needed, remaining in standby until it detects a power outage. If your generator is your only propane appliance, you may not require regular propane delivery, but our will-call delivery option could be perfect for you. If you suspect you’re getting low, don’t hesitate to reach out! We pride ourselves on being a reliable and dependable propane supplier.

“Pigs” or 420 lb tanks can be installed next to a wall, while 500 and 1000 gal. tanks require a perimeter of 10 ft from all buildings and property lines.
CanGas propane tanks can last a long time. During the lifetime use of your tank, we perform inspections to ensure it’s functioning as it should.
  • 120gal/420 lb. — Height: 4 ½ feet | Diameter: 30 inches | Capacity: 375 litres
  • 500 gal. — Height: 3 ½ feet | Diameter: 38 inches | Length: 10 feet | Capacity: 1520 litres
  • 1000 gal. — Height: 4 feet | Diameter: 41 inches | Length: 16 feet | Capacity: 3030 litres

What Tank Size Do I Need?

At CanGas, we supply 3 different tank sizes to our residential clients.
Tank sizes - Propane supplier
120gal/420 lb.

120gal/420 lb.


Ideal for residential uses, including home heating. This tank can power water heaters, space heaters, fireplaces, and more and may be paired with multiple tanks of the same size.
Tank sizes - Propane supplier
500 Gallon Propane Tank

500 Gallon


Ideal for entire home heating. These horizontal tanks must be installed 10 ft away from buildings and property lines.
Tank sizes - Propane supplier
1000 Gallon Propane Tank

1000 Gallon


Most common for commercial use, but may be used for large residential homesteads, farms, or small communities.

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Operational Branch
Phone: (587) 588-9243
Toll-Free: (833) 488-6093
Address: 7602 98 St. Clairmont
Postal Code: T8X 5B1

Operational Branch
Phone: (780) 843-1180

Toll-Free: (833) 488-6093
Address: 669 West Mitsue Industrial Rd.
Postal Code: T0G 2A0

Operational Branch
​Phone: (403) 504-8217
Toll-Free: (866) 504-8217
Address: 1810 Broadway Ave. E Redcliff
Postal Code: T0J 2P0

Operational Branch
Phone:(780) 842-2425
Address: 1902 19th Ave.
Postal Code: T9W 1L2

Operational Branch

Phone: (780) 842-2425

Corporate Office
Phone: (403) 620-0601
Address: #210 640 8 Ave. SW
Postal Code: T2P 1G7

Operational Branch

Phone: (587) 588-9243

Toll-Free: (833) 488-6093
Address: 30 Fairgrounds Rd. Northern Sunrise County
Postal Code: T8S 1S4

Operational Branch
Phone: (250) 372-9610
Toll-free: (833) 852-8811
Address: 926 Yellowhead Hwy.
Postal Code: V2H 1A2

Operational Branch
Phone: (250) 344-6102
Toll-free: (833) 422-5427
Address: 1021 11th Ave. N
Postal Code: V0A 1H2

Operational Branch
Phone: (250) 365-9958
Toll-free: (866) 847-5630
Address: 1715 Hwy. 3
Postal Code: V1N 4W1

Partner Branch

Serviced By: West Coast Propane
Phone: (250) 230-4948
Toll-free: (833) 852-8811
Address: 8050 Goodspeed Rd.
Postal Code: V0N 2T0

Satellite Branch
Phone: (250) 372-9610
Toll-free: (833) 661-8811
Address: 4989 Hartway Dr.
Postal Code: V2K 5B7

Satellite Branch
Phone: (250) 372-9610
Toll-free: (833) 852-8811
Address: 845 Cedarside Rd.
Postal Code: V0E 2Z0

Partner Branch
Serviced by: POGO Propane
Phone: (778) 489-5688
Address: A-5121 46 Ave. SE
Postal Code: V1E 1X2

Operational Branch
Phone: (306) 463-4407

Toll-Free: (833) 664-3955
Address: 500 Railway Ave. W
Postal Code: S0L 1S0

Operational Branch

Phone: (306) 664-3910
Address: 70 – 24th St. East
Postal Code: S7K 4B8

Satellite Branch
Phone: (306) 773-4855
Toll-free: (833) 664-3955
Address: 1710 South Service Rd.
Postal Code: S9H 3T3

Operational Branch
Phone: (306) 773-4855
Toll-free: (833) 664-3955
Address: PO Box 375
Postal Code: S0N 2N0

Partner Branch
Serviced by: South Slave Propane
Phone: (867) 874-2349
Address: 936 Mackenzie Hwy.

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Grande Prairie / Clairmont

Phone: (587) 588-9243
Toll-Free: (833) 488-6093
Address: 7602 98 St. Clairmont
Postal Code: T8X 5B1
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Slave Lake

Phone: (780) 843-1180

Toll-Free: (833) 488-6093

Address: 669 West Mitsue Industrial Rd.
Postal Code: T0G 2A0
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Medicine Hat / Redcliff

Phone: (403) 504-8217
Toll-Free: (866) 504-8217
Address: 1810 Broadway Ave. E Redcliff
Postal Code: T0J 2P0
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Wainwright

Phone: (780) 842-2425
Address: 1902 19th Ave.
Postal Code: T9W 1L2
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Provost

Phone: (780) 842-2425

corporate-office

Calgary

Phone: (403) 620-0601
Address: #210 640 8 Ave. SW
Postal Code: T2P 1G7
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Peace River

Phone: (587) 588-9243

Toll-Free: (833) 488-6093

Address: 30 Fairgrounds Rd. Northern Sunrise County
Postal Code: T8S 1S4
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Kamloops

Phone: (250) 372-9610
Toll-free: (833) 852-8811
Address: 926 Yellowhead Hwy.
Postal Code: V2H 1A2
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Golden

Phone: (250) 344-6102
Toll-free: (833) 422-5427
Address: 1021 11th Ave. N
Postal Code: V0A 1H2
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Castlegar

Phone: (250) 365-9958
Toll-free: (866) 847-5630
Address: 1715 Hwy. 3
Postal Code: V1N 4W1
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Port Hardy

Serviced By: West Coast Propane

Phone: (250) 230-4948
Toll-free: (833) 852-8811
Address: 8050 Goodspeed Rd.
Postal Code: V0N 2T0
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satellite-branch

Prince George

Phone: (250) 372-9610
Toll-free: (833) 661-8811
Address: 4989 Hartway Dr.
Postal Code: V2K 5B7
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Valemount

Phone: (250) 372-9610
Toll-free: (833) 852-8811
Address: 845 Cedarside Rd.
Postal Code: V0E 2Z0
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partner-branch

Kelowna

Serviced by: POGO Propane
Phone: (778) 489-5688
Address: A-5121 46 Ave. SE
Postal Code: V1E 1X2
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Kindersley

Phone: (306) 463-4407

Toll-free: (833) 664-3955
Address: 500 Railway Ave. W
Postal Code: S0L 1S0
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corporate-office

Saskatoon

Phone: (306) 664-3910
Address: 70 – 24th St. East
Postal Code: S7K 4B8
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Swift Current

Phone: (306) 773-4855
Toll-free: (833) 664-3955
Address: 1710 South Service Rd.
Postal Code: S9H 3T3
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Shaunavon

Phone: (306) 773-4855
Toll-free: (833) 664-3955
Address: PO Box 375
Postal Code: S0N 2N0

partner-branch

Hay River

Serviced by: South Slave Propane
Phone: (867) 874-2349
Address: 936 Mackenzie Hwy.
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