A permanently installed home backup generator protects your home when power is disrupted. The summer and winter months usually have the most weather-related power outages. The weather can’t be blamed on all outages; power company equipment failure is the second biggest cause of outages.
If your area is prone to extended power outages, a backup generator may be a good investment in providing comfort and security for your family. Most generators run on natural gas or liquid propane (LP) fuel allowing uninterrupted power to your home’s electrical system. The backup generator sits outside, similar to your air conditioning unit, and starts automatically when a power outage is detected. Newer units offer mobile links that allow you to monitor your generator via a smartphone, tablet, or computer. An added bonus is that the propane gas needed to supply your generator can be easily sourced. You may want to look at companies such as Discount Propane, or you might want to search for your own supplier, based on recommendations.
What Size of Home Generator Do I Need?
The proper size of the generator depends on the square footage of your home and what type of appliances are deemed critical if there is a power outage.
What About Maintenance?
All generators require periodic maintenance, just like your car, to ensure trouble free operation. Authorized dealers offer annual maintenance contracts for a worry-free experience. Most generator manufacturers recommend having the unit checked every six months.
As always, do your research and find a reputable generator company to assess your specific needs. You will want a company that stands by its product and has strong customer service values. The same can also be recommended for supply companies of propane. You might potentially want to check out companies similar to Nelson Propane Gas, Incorporated or you might prefer to get a recommendation from anyone you know who also uses a similar system.
Genesis Electric is an authorized Generac Generator dealer and can provide an onsite assessment of your specific backup needs. Call and schedule an appointment with one of our trained technicians. Discover the Genesis Electric 5 Star Service.