Generator Installation And Maintenance
Are you prepared for emergency as a result of power loss in your home? You will need a home generator to keep the lights and appliances on incase of any emergencies.
The Importance of Home Generators
In case of a power outage, a home generator will help in keeping the lights and appliances on up until the situation is rectified. You will maintain the operation of lights, freezers, refrigeration, furnaces, stoves, sump pumps among other appliances in both a long and short term power outage. Just like a vehicle’s engine, the generator will convert fuel into mechanical energy which will then be converted to electrical energy with the aid of heavy-duty charging batteries. The fuel used can be natural gas, diesel or gasoline depending on the make and model of the generator.
A home generator will come in handy in different situations such as,
Power outages/blackouts – These are situations when there is little or no power to meet the needs of a home.
Weather Inclement – Snowstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning and strong winds can result in electrical malfunctions and a generator will come in handy.
Damages from animals – Animals are notorious in damaging electric wires and cause a lot of power outages.
Auto accidents – Electrical equipment can be damaged by automobile accidents leading to outages.
Natural disaster – In areas where earthquakes, fires and floods are common, power outages are frequently experienced and home generators can assist in keeping the lights on for basic activities.
Home Generator types
Stationary generators are typically powered by gas or propane and cost more than other types. The benefit of these generators is that they are large enough to handle most if not all of the appliances in a home and you will not feel as though there is a power outage. These generators are used along an automatic transfer switch which will turn on the generator as soon as the power goes off to avoid any interruptions.
A portable generator is smaller and costs less than the stationary generator. This type is aimed at providing power to the basic electrical needs until the power is back. These generators will need a manual start and you will need to connect them to the appliances in the house. You will have to operate them in an area with good air flow to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Choosing the Right Home Generator
Before purchasing a home generator, it is important that you find out the wattage required to run all the basic appliances in your home simultaneously. This wattage will assist you in identifying the size and type of generator you need. You can talk to Fail Safe Electric professionals about your electrical needs for a better purchase of a generator that will serve your home well without overloading it.
You have electricity now, but you can keep the lights on when there is an outage with a home generator. Contact Fail Safe electric professionals for information regarding home generator installation and maintenance and you will end up with a generator that serves all your needs when the power goes off.