What do you do when the lights are out and everyone is home? Maybe a power line went down or there is an extreme weather event that knocked out power for half the town. Whatever caused it, a power outage is no fun and for some families can be downright dangerous. Thank goodness for generators!
If you have a portable generator, this is a great start. If you have no generator at all, adding one to your home is a great idea. But before you go get a portable system, let us tell you why installing a whole-home generator is a better, more reliable solution.
Portable vs. Whole-Home Generators
“A generator is a generator, right?”
You may have jumped straight to this thought and we don’t blame you–it is a common misconception. While both a portable generator and a whole-home generator are meant to provide power in the case of an emergency, what they are able to offer is certainly not the same.
With a portable generator you have to go through the process of getting the system out, hooking it up, possibly filling it with gas and getting it running. Once all this is done you are likely to enjoy enough power to keep the lights on. What’s more, you have to make sure the fumes your portable system emits don’t get into the house.
In contrast, a whole-home generator is already installed outside your home. Here is hard-wired to your home so it can detect when the power for your home goes out–and then automatically turns on and starts providing power to your home. A whole-home generator also uses natural gas, meaning you never have to worry about buying and storing gas to refill the system. Convenience plus immediate responsiveness add up to make a great system for any home in the area who needs to make sure that the lights stay on no matter what. Oh, the lights and almost every other appliance in your home–whole-home generators can offer enough power to keep things running.
Do You Need a Generator?
We want you to consider this question. The answer can depend on your region, your home’s power needs, and how likely your home is to be hit by an event that can leave you, well, powerless. A good marker to go by is that if you experience frequent or lengthy blackouts (three or more times a year or several hours or more), a generator is a good investment.
So, the question we asked earlier was, “Do you need a whole-house generator?’ The answer right this second maybe be, “No,” especially if there are no storms on the horizon. But, based on what we discussed above, for the sake of your home’s safety and your long-term well-being in the event of an emergency, we hope you’d say, “Yes!”
Our team has been performing generator installations in this area for years and we look forward to performing this service for your home. We can select the best system for you based on the size and needs of your home. That way, when the power goes out, you can enjoy the continuation of your regular life.
Contact the team at Commander Air Inc. for your generator installation and other services. Your hometown heating and cooling specialist for three generations.