With the cold weather waning, you may already be looking forward to improve your household with some projects this spring. You may have already begun weighing the various improvements that you could make, and you may be wondering about a whole house generator. If you don’t currently have a whole house system in place or you rely on a portable generator for when you lose power, then read on. You may want to prioritize the installation of a whole house generator before you do anything else.
- Portable units can be dangerous. You have likely heard this before. Operating a portable generator is not typically dangerous in and of itself, though they can be difficult to start up and they often lack weatherization. The danger stems, rather, from the exhaust gases it releases. Carbon monoxide is the most dangerous of these, and it is known as a “silent killer” for good reason. A whole house generator ventilates such gases away from the house so that you don’t have to worry about this issue.
- Fuel. If you operate a gasoline or kerosene-powered portable generator, then you may want to consider switching if only for the convenience of not having to stock up on fuel that may eventually spoil before you get to use it. Portable units must also be refilled frequently.
- Comprehensive power restoration. Whole house units provide power not only to your fridge and lights, but also to your water heater, and other major appliances. In this sense, they offer a total or near-total power restoration during outages.
- The Convenience Factor. Never underestimate the importance of making things convenient for yourself and your family. A whole house system can be turned on with a flick of the wrist, or it can even be configured to turn on automatically whenever it detects a loss of power.
- Energy efficiency. The whole house generators that we use are also highly efficient devices, much more so than portable units.
For exceptional whole house generator services throughout the greater Everett area, rely on G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. Call today to schedule an appointment.