We can lose power for a number of reasons: weather-related events, environmental events like wildfires, road construction or a blown substation. Whatever the reason, it makes our lives exponentially more difficult when we don’t have the power we need to run our homes. One of the best ways to prepare for any event that can result in loss of electrical power is to install a whole-home generator in your home.
Reasons to Install a Whole Home Generator
Having the best equipment is part of being prepared. Standalone home generators are designed to seamlessly transition you to your back-up power should you lose yours. Here are some reasons why you will want to consider the installation of a stand alone generator:
- Automatic operation – each whole-home generator is equipped with a sensor that will instantly switch your home’s power to the generator as soon as power is lost, whether or not you are home. The generator will also turn off automatically once power is restored.
- No manual refueling – Whole-home generators are made to work with two fuel types: natural gas or liquid propane (LP). For natural gas and LP generators, the fuel is piped directly to the generator.
- Connected directly to your electrical panel –Whole-home generators are wired directly into your home’s electrical panel, so there’s no need for long extension cords through windows.
- Overload protection – in the rare case that your generator gets overloaded, it is equipped with overload protection: the generator’s circuit will trip, which disconnects the unit from the load.
Being prepared means having the best tools at your disposal for the worst possible circumstances. Losing power isn’t a usual thing, but when it happens, it can disrupt our lives entirely. With a Generac or Kohler generator in your home, you won’t have to worry about this kind of disruption.