Whole Home Generators - 5 Things You Should Know
Whole Home Generators are a popular topic these days. With steady advances in technology and efficiency, generators are an increasingly reliable solution for homeowners looking to never lose power again.
If you’re considering a Whole Home Generator, here are 5 things you should know.
1. Never Lose Power
With a Whole Home Generator, you never have to worry about losing power again.
When you know your power will always stay on, you can maintain a safe home with your security system and cameras, keep critical medical equipment running, avoid wasting all the food in your fridge and freezer, never miss a minute of the big game, and have peace of mind when you’re away from home.
2. How Whole Home Generators Work
Whole Home Generators detect when your power goes out and automatically turn on and supply power to your home in a matter of seconds. And the generator will keep running until your power is restored—whether it’s a few minutes or a few weeks.
When power is restored, it reconnects to your natural power and turns off. The whole process happens automatically, so you won’t need to do a thing to keep the lights on.
3. What They Need for Installation
Installation for Whole Home Generators is pretty straightforward. They run on natural gas and electricity. They are installed outside, usually near your power meter or gas meter.
The generators are about the size of an outdoor AC unit and are installed on a pad like an AC unit.
4. You Have Lots of Size Options
Generator manufacturers make enough options that you won’t have to buy more than you need. You can select the right one depending on the size of your home.
You can even select a smaller size that will only power your most critical items, and you can predetermine what receives power during an outage.
5. What Maintenance is Needed
The last thing you want is for your generator to not be ready when you need it, but maintaining a Whole Home Generator doesn’t have to be a headache. Most companies that install generators offer a maintenance plan to keep it ready at all times.
Many generators can even run their own diagnostics and notify you, or the company maintaining the generator, when something needs to be changed. And since your generator won’t have to run all the time—just when you lose power—they can last a long time.
Your Next Step
If you’re interested in learning more, reach out to us to schedule a free estimate. We handle all aspects of the process, from talking through your options, to installing and maintaining your generator.