The inconvenience and danger of frequent power outages have led many homeowners to consider buying a home generator. Having backup energy on hand when the lights go out can be extremely beneficial for families, people who live in remote locations, or anyone with special medical needs.
However, knowing what type of generator to invest in and how to reduce any risks associated with using one is daunting. Read on for more information about purchasing the right generator for your home.
Basic Types of Generators
There are more significant, permanent generators that are used to power an entire home in the event of an emergency power outage. There are also smaller generators, which people use for smaller homes, RV’s, and work sites. These two types of generators usually run on propane or gasoline. Because of this, they should never be brought inside a home.
There is also a type of generator that is “fuel-less.” These are basically compact battery banks that connect to solar panels. These are safe to bring indoors and are often used to run appliances like refrigerators or power devices like laptop computers.
A more permanent solution that will power your home as long as you need it to, unlike a portable generator, is called a standby generator. A skilled, professional electrician is required to install these because they are integrated into your home’s electrical circuit, thus providing uninterrupted and unlimited electricity. They also turn on automatically upon detecting a power outage, providing peace of mind to homeowners.
Let Electrical Insight Help
No one should have to live without power in emergency outages. Backup generators are helpful, but certain generators come with costs and risks that are not always worth the investment. Electrical Insight can help you choose the safest, most effective generator to keep you and your loved ones safe, healthy, and comfortable. Call us today to schedule a consultation.