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Backup Generators And Their Benefits

Lucy Garza

If you own a home, at some point, the electricity to your dwelling may fail. The failure could be due to a downed power line, inclement weather or other issues. However, regardless of the cause of the power failure, it can cause discomfort and inconvenience. A backup generator can help. Here is some information about backup generators and their benefits:

Where is a backup generator installed?

A backup generator can be installed next to your home or elsewhere on your property. Since the generator takes up about the same amount of space as an air conditioning unit, it is not overly intrusive and can be easily integrated into your landscape.

Who should install a backup generator?

Even if you are quite handy around the house, it is best to have your backup generator professionally installed. An improper installation can result in injury and costly repairs. A certified electrician can safely wire your generator into the main circuitry of your home so that you can access its power as needed. 

What are some of the advantages of having a backup generator?

A backup generator offers multiple benefits, such as the following:

Automatic Switch-over

During a power outage, it can be difficult to find your way to candles and flashlights, especially when the outage occurs after dark. In addition, if a power outage occurs while you are away from home, there may be little you can do to restore power remotely.

With a backup generator, the electrical power can automatically switch from your electric company to your generator as your system senses the lack of power supply from the usual source. Once the regular power is restored, the system resumes operation using the primary power supply, and the backup generator goes back into standby mode.

Fueled by Natural Gas

Many backup generators are fueled by the natural gas supply to the home. Since natural gas is rarely impacted by weather conditions or electrical problems, your generator supplies a reliable and convenient energy source.

Safer Than Other Generators 

Backup generators are usually not portable like the gasoline-powered generators that are used for campers. Portable generators can be easily relocated, but they are not designed to power an entire home. In addition, they can release harmful gases, such as carbon monoxide.

For more information about backup generators and how they can be used to protect your home, contact a generator supplier in your local area.

Contact a company like Oak Electric for more information and assistance. 


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I have never been the kind of person who is overly concerned about my home, but when we started having issues with our electrical systems, it raised a few red flags for me. I was worried about things starting on fire or shocking my kids, so I started looking for a great electrician who could help as soon as possible. I was able to find a local expert who really understood what it meant to do things the right way, and he was really helpful. Within a few days, we were working with him to resolve our electrical problems, and it was nice to see how much of a difference he made.

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