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Why You Might Want a Whole House Generator

A home generator that provides electricity during a power outage. It is connected to a propane gas supply.The clouds seem to be parting a bit more often and allowing the sun to peek through every once in a while. It certainly isn’t time to go sunbathing but you can tell that spring is trying to break through the leftover winter weather. However, this doesn’t mean that we are completely in the clear. April is supposed to be one of our wettest seasons of the year which can create a risk for things like flooding. Likewise, a bad storm could present problems like down power lines.

What we are getting at here is that weather can be unpredictable and disruptive when you least expect it. And, especially with how much extra time most of us are spending at home, it is important to make sure that you will be able to stay comfortable even if something happens, like the power getting cut off. One way to ensure you stay safe and comfortable while at home is to invest in a  whole house generator.

Portable vs. Stand-By Whole House Generators

Many people wonder what the point of installing a whole house generator is when you can simply purchase a portable generator that you can store until you need it. We can assure you that the benefits of a whole house generator far outweigh the portrayed convenience of a portable one. Let’s get into the specifics on how.

  1. Automatic start-up: For one thing, whole house generators are going to turn on automatically if the power cuts out. This means you won’t have to worry about navigating a dark house and trying to get to your portable generator. instead, your generator will be able to sense when the power cuts out and automatically turn itself on, keeping your home running.
  2. A safer fuel source: A portable generator is going to need gas to run and can emit foul-smelling exhaust around your house that you likely won’t enjoy. By contrast, your whole house generator is going to use natural gas to create power meaning you won’t have to worry about refilling a tank–a whole house system will have access to natural gas as long as it is connected to the main gas line, which allows it to run whenever it is needed.
  3. Quieter and safer operation: Because of the way they are built to last, whole house generators operate far more quietly and much more safely than their portable counterparts.

Considering Installing a Stand-By Generator? Call the Pros

Installing a stand-by whole house generator is a great choice to make and will provide you with great peace of mind. With that said, you do need to make sure your system is properly installed in order to ensure that this generator is going to operate as effectively and safely as it should. This is why you should only have a professional do the installation and upkeep.

Our team of professional electricians in Coeur d’Alene, ID are ready and willing to help keep your home running no matter what. If you need service for your generator, work with a team of experts like ours.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. Contact us today.

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