Losing power can be a nerve-racking experience. Homeowners living in the midwest know all too well that the weather can change in an instant. A severe thunderstorm, blizzard, or even tornado can leave you and your family without power for days, or in some cases, weeks.
What can you do to protect your family and your home from the effects of a significant electrical outage? You may want to consider having a whole home backup generator installed.
What is a Whole Home Generator?
A whole-home generator is a backup system that provides your house with electricity in the event of a power outage. This specialized piece of equipment is professionally installed outside of your house (similarly to a central A/C unit) and is permanently wired in your home’s existing electrical system. Backup generators are designed to run on either natural gas or liquid propane, making them both energy-efficient and cost-effective.
Home standby generators are completely automatic, meaning that the system will supply power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker within seconds following a power outage. You can rest assured knowing that regardless of when or why your neighborhood loses power, your home will continue to function as usual, without even thinking about it.
Reasons to Install a Whole Home Generator
Safety is often the primary concern during a power outage. During both the summer and winter months, loss of electricity can expose your family to extreme temperatures, putting them in danger of medical conditions such as heat stroke or hypothermia.
Protect your Home’s Electrical Systems
Appliances such as sump pumps and security systems rely on your home’s ability to provide electricity to function. Without a source of backup power, your home could be at risk for severe damage during a power outage.
How Much Do Whole Home Generators Cost?
There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution when it comes to home backup generators. Prices can vary based on your home’s size and the amount of power you need to generate during an electrical outage. Two factors to consider when considering installing a home generator are unit size and cost of installation.
Size of Generator
There are dozens of different backup generators, are all designed to handle various electrical loads. Unit sizes are typically categorized by wattage. If you live in a large house with many sizable appliances, you likely will need a unit with a 16kW or 20kW rating.
The cost of installing a standby generator will also differ from house to house. For example, some homes require digging to access underground gas lines. This often requires a permit. Obviously, The more extensive the installation, the higher the cost will be.
Like any other system in your home, a whole home backup generator is an investment. While it may initially seem expensive, the real value is in having peace of mind knowing that your family and possessions are protected.
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Don’t get left in the dark! If you are considering purchasing a whole home backup generator, please contact us today! Our expert team of generator-certified technicians will work with you to help you find the perfect Generac, Kohler, or Briggs & Stratton unit that fits the specific needs of your home.