Storms, flooding, and grid outages pose serious threats to the comfort and safety of your homes. While many homeowners have a portable generator for emergencies, they are not necessarily an adequate solution. Not only do they require you to feed them fuel constantly, they are also inefficient and potentially dangerous, as they emit carbon monoxide during operation. They often cannot power the entire home, just a few essentials. If you’re looking for comprehensive home protection against electrical supply problems, you should consider a whole house generator. We’d like to share with you some of the benefits of such a system. When you’re ready to consider one for your home, call the Edmonds WA electrical experts at G & S Heating, Cooling & Electric today!
- Preparedness. One of the major differences between an ordinary portable generator and a whole-house unit is the way the latter prepares your home for the worse. The truth is that you never know when an electrical outage might occur, even with the advances in meteorological forecasting. There is simply no better way to be prepared than by ensuring that your home has a standby or automatic standby generator ready to go to work.
- Comprehensiveness. One of the drawbacks of portable systems is their lack of comprehensiveness. If you have a heating and cooling system, electronic gadgets, hot water heater, refrigerator and freezer, electric oven, microwave, among others, then you know how you have come to rely on electricity to operate your home. If you want to ensure that your lifestyle is unfazed by a power outage, a whole-house generator is the way to go.
- Safety. The very young and elderly alike are prone to serious discomfort and health risks during power outages. Depending on the seriousness and duration of the outage, you may find it difficult to get by without the basics. You may have to leave your home to stay with a relative, or friends. A whole house generator is a great way to ensure that your home is safe, power or no power.