Whenever a severe storm rolls through NJ and PA there is a risk of experiencing a power outage. Power is often interrupted when the power lines are struck by lightning, transformers are damaged, electrical lines break due to ice, or other issues arise. When power outages occur, many of us are caught unprepared.
While a power outage may last a day or a few days, homeowners also wonder if they might solve this problem by questioning if the use of generators can get them through the outage. It is best to ask the following:
How long can you live without:
- Computer Access
- Cell Phone Charger
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning or Heat
- Electric Space Heater
- Water heater
- Other Electrical Appliances
Life is a little harder to live with these conveniences taken away due to power outages. For many, power outages mean cold showers, lighting with candles, doing dishes by hand and postponing laundry. Also, there is always the risk of the food in the refrigerator going bad.
The disruption of every day simple conveniences surely makes the safety and reliability of whole house backup generators an attractive option to consider.
Portable Backup Generators
Many people in rural areas own portable backup generators if they don’t have any other option. Whenever a power outage occurs, these generators have to be manually started in order to connect the power to the home.
As helpful as portable backup systems are, they also have a number of issues. For starters, only a few essential fixtures can be powered by one generator. For example, only the refrigerator, a couple of lights and maybe a TV.
Portable generators are quick fix to a problem which is useful but they are not meant to make your home completely functional. Also, portable generators are loud, noisy and messy. Since they need to be manually started, they will not come on automatically when the power to the home is disrupted.
Whole House Backup Generators
The positive news today is that these challenges can be successfully met by whole house backup generators such as the ones designed by Generac. These whole house backup generators will power the entire house, just like the name suggests.
The energy and power demands of the home are assessed in order to determine a suitable model to install. Our generator experts will perform this calculation by adding up all the electrical appliances in the home and determining the power demand. Generac offers generator solutions for all household needs with systems that range from 7KW to 22kW.
Whenever there is a power outage, these generators are designed to automatically turn on within a few seconds. Once the power returns, an automatic changeover switch turns off and disconnects the generator. This process is completely automated eliminating the need to go outside to start a generator. Even when there is no one at home, the standby generator can still be turned on. This helps make certain that the home is always going to be powered 24/7 no matter what may occur!
By installing a whole house backup generator, you can rest assured that your home will still feel comfortable. If you have any questions concerning whole house backup generators, PFO Heating & Air Conditioning will gladly address them for you. We specialize in the installation and maintenance of whole house generators. We service Mercer County, Monroe County, Burlington County, Hunderton County, Middlesex County and Monmouth County in NJ as well as Bucks County in PA. Stay comfortable and safe in any weather condition by calling us and speaking with one of our experts.
Contact us today or give us a call at (800) 253-9001 if you have any questions.