Is your home prepared for anything? Imagine if you lost electricity for an extended period of time. This means no central cooling or heating, lighting, electronics, appliances, or a general sense of security. For this reason, if you live in an area that’s prone to power outages or natural disasters, a home backup generator can protect you and your family, especially the elderly and children, from uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situations.
The Benefits of Installing a Home Backup Generator
Whole-house backup generators are wired into your home’s existing electrical system and are fueled by natural or propane gas. They are designed to seamlessly restore power to your entire home in the event of power outages. Backup generators supply electricity automatically as soon as your power goes out. This means every essential element of your home continues to run.
A home generator can operate your air conditioning, refrigerator, security system, television, lighting, and other electrical devices. Even if your power is out for days at a time, you will still maintain all the modern conveniences which you’ve grown accustomed to having.
With that, let’s take a look at the most significant benefits of installing a home generator:
Home generators run on either propane or natural gas. Standby generators can run for days or weeks on a whole-house fuel tank or indefinitely when fueled by natural gas.
Standby home generators power on automatically when the electricity goes out and will power everything in your home simultaneously. You never have to even flip a switch or manually connect anything.
Portable generators serve their purpose well but are notoriously noisy. Standby home generators are insulated inside weatherproof housing, which makes them quiet.
Safe and Comfortable During Storms
Inclement weather and natural disasters can unexpectedly knock out your electricity – sometimes for hours or days- whether it’s just a seasonal thunderstorm or a winter ice storm. Standby generators will power many areas of your home that the family will appreciate. For instance, severe storms are renowned for power surges, which can compromise your home’s ventilation, heating, or cooling system. Backup generators will run your HVAC system, so your home will remain at a comfortable temperature.
Protects Other Essential Home Systems
Your home may rely on other systems like a sump pump, which serves as your biggest line of defense during flooding and other disasters. However, if there is no electricity to power the sump pump, it cannot operate as it was designed. Similarly, for those living in cold climates, home generators can protect their water pipes and prevent them from freezing during wintertime power outages.
Though some homeowners find the initial cost of installing the home generator intimidating, having the system in place provides priceless peace of mind. If you’d like to learn more, contact us today!