Storm season is in full swing here in Indiana. Beautiful, 70-degree weather one minute; heavy winds and hail storms the next. In addition to keeping us guessing about tomorrow’s weather, storm season also means frequent blackouts and power disruptions for much of rural Indiana. From downed power lines and trees to flooding and traffic accidents, power outages and blackouts are nothing new to Indiana homeowners. However, the intensity of damaging storms in our area has been on the rise in recent years. A residential backup generator will provide the power your home needs and the comfort you deserve, so you can have peace of mind knowing you won’t be taking on the next storm alone.
What is a Residential Backup Generator?
Typically fueled by natural gas, diesel fuel, or propane, a residential backup generator provides automatic power to a home during times of a power outage. The generator unit is permanently installed outside the home like an air conditioning unit. It will automatically deliver uninterrupted power to the home for the duration of the outage.
Benefits of a Backup Generator
1. Automatic Power Delivery
Unlike portable generators that require work to set up and manually start, a residential backup generator turns on instantly and automatically during a power outage. This means that you never need to wait out the storm, or go outside during dangerous conditions, to get to the generator.
Likewise, when power is restored, the Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) will automatically shut off the generator. This means that you are never using more fuel than you need.
2. Electronics are Protected
More than ever before, our society depends on electronics for everything from communication, to entertainment, to security. It just takes a short time without access to electronics to remind us of this dependence. When your home is backed by a standby generator, you can be sure you’ll have high quality power for your entire infrastructure without harming delicate electronics.
3. Necessary Appliances are Backed
Even more than the inconvenience of losing power to electronics is the inconvenience that can come from loss of power to necessary appliances. In extreme weather, an extended outage can create major problems and even become dangerous. A residential standby generator allows power to be safely restored to all necessary appliances. Heating and cooling systems, sump pumps, and more can all be protected.
4. Peace of Mind
Residential backup generators are wired into the home’s electrical system. They require no setup and minimal maintenance after one of our certified team members completes the installation. The stress caused by inclement weather is greatly reduced when you have the peace of mind of knowing that your home and family will be protected.
Still Have Questions?
From generator shopping, to installation and maintenance, we are here to help. Give us a call today for help choosing the right generator for your home and business. We look forward to hearing from you!