We’re right in the middle of a good ol’ Boston winter, which means that the weather can be as predictable as, well, the weather. As such, you could very well face some power outages over the next couple of months. This is probably pretty far down your priority list in the middle of a blizzard or some other winter weather events, but keeping the power on in the middle of a widespread outage is an important thing to consider.
Whether you have had to cope with power outages in your home in the past or live in an area where they are likely (hint: you do), a whole-house generator installation may be the perfect solution for you. Of course, these systems should only be installed by a qualified Boston, MA electrician, which is where our team comes in. Keep reading to learn more about these systems!
More about Whole House Generators
When you hear about generators, you may envision small, portable systems used at campsites or perhaps even neighborhood barbeques. But a whole-house generator is a much later system, which is installed outside the home, and is permanently wired into your home’s power system.
Unlike a portable system, a whole house generator doesn’t rely on propane to run. Rather, the whole-house system has its own natural gas line running to it, in order to ensure the system always has the means to provide power available to it.
The most popular type of whole-house generator is the automatic standby system. Automatic standby generators monitor the amount of power running through the home’s electrical system at all times. When your power goes out, the generator activates automatically, and starts to supply power to the system. When the power comes back on again, the generator shuts itself off.
An important factor to remember about these systems is that they can only perform as reliably as they’re expected to if they are professionally installed by electricians who have extensive experience and training with the systems. Trying to install one on your own can be dangerous—given that they have to be fitted to your gas lines—and you could end up doing more harm than good to the generator or to your electrical system.
The Benefits of a Whole-House Generator
Besides the advantages of automatic power generation, whole house generators can provide plenty of power to keep your entire home running. Portable generators are smaller, manual systems that can’t handle that much demand. They are designed only to provide enough power to keep a few lights on, and other minor needs.
Whole house, standby systems are far more useful if you have higher power requirements, or if you have certain equipment (such as medical equipment), that must remain powered at all times. With a whole-house genitor installed, you can rest assured that your power needs will be met even in the middle of a large power outage.
No matter what type of electrical installation you’re looking to schedule, you can count on FB Electrical Services Inc. for the job. Contact us today!