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An Overview: Air-cooled vs. Liquid-cooled Generators

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As you select a generator for your needs, you may come across two different models – air-cooled and liquid-cooled generators. Before making your final purchase, it’s worth familiarizing yourself with the advantages of each type. Here is an overview of what you can expect with both air-cooled and liquid-cooled generators.

The Benefits of Air-Cooled Generators
In many cases, air-cooled generators are less pricy than liquid-cooled varieties. This may be something worth taking into consideration if you are on a tight budget. Air-cooled versions are also more environmentally friendly because gasoline produces cleaner exhaust than diesel fuel. They also typically need few parts to function, and some models can operate without a radiator. No coolant is needed with an air-cooled generator.

The Advantages of Liquid-Cooled Generators
Liquid-cooled generators used enclosed radiator systems for cooling. Generally, they are used in larger structures that require a more powerful option. Although diesel fuel may not be as environmentally friendly as gasoline, it is highly efficient and has more energy density. Because of their large size and power, liquid-cooled generators can also be used as a primary source of power for some structures.

There are pros and cons to all of the generators on the market, and they vary according to your needs and budget. To learn more about which type of generator works for you, consult AP Electric and Generators. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of generators to choose from, as well as extensive information on these machines and how they operate. 

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