How Does a Natural Gas Generator Work?

If you’re wondering “how does a natural gas generator work?” then you’ve come to the right place. The most basic explanation is that these generators are fueled by natural gas, either a direct line piped in by utility suppliers or via a tank, and generate electricity. As detailed on, inside of a natural gas generator, “an internal combustion engine injects a mixture of fuel and air into a combustion chamber, where a piston compresses the mix. A spark plug ignites the fuel, driving the piston down and turning a crankshaft. The crankshaft, in turn, spins the generator’s rotor in an electromagnetic field, generating an electric current that can charge batteries, power appliances or even run high-wattage tools, depending on the generator’s size.”

To have this explanation broken down further or for other questions about the workings of generators, call to speak to a representative of Woodstock Power Company any time, day or night. We’re here to help with all kinds of generator topics and are staffed 24/7.

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Why Choose a Used Natural Gas Generator

The decision of whether to choose a natural gas or diesel generator is an important one. Benefits of choosing a natural gas generator include:

  • Convenience: If your home or facility already receives natural gas, installing a natural gas generator is easily done. When gas is piped directly to the generator, you don’t need to worry about checking fuel tank levels or providing fuel yourself.
  • Environmental Impact: A more environmentally friendly option than diesel, natural gas burns fairly cleanly, reducing the negative impact on the environment. Buying secondhand generators is also a great way to give a second life to gently used, refurbished units.
  • Affordable: Opting for a used model is a smart way to save on your investment. Used generators are sold by Woodstock at great discounts; save up to 75% by shopping our inventory!

For help determining what size natural gas generator you need or other related topics, count on Woodstock’s help.

Woodstock is a Trusted Source of Natural Gas Generators

For premium service, including knowledgeable customer service representatives available for advice and to help walk you through the sales process, trust Woodstock Power Company. We provide the best in generator sales, including buying and selling used generators at great rates. We also provide additional services that go hand-in-hand with generator sales, such as tune-ups and power accessory rentals. Get in touch today for generator information and more!

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