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Choosing a Generator for Your Home: What You Ought to Know

If you’re in the market for a new generator, then you’re off to the great start. We offer unparalleled service and exceptional workmanship when it comes to finding our customers a whole house or portable generator for their homes. But there are several things to consider if you want to make an informed decision. Whether you’re on a tight budget or you’re shopping for a comprehensive backup for your large home, it’s critical that you get in touch with a professional electrician early on. Only a knowledgeable and skilled technician can advise you as to which make and model of generator would work best for you.

  • Budget. The amount of money that you can spend on a new piece of equipment such as a generator is really your guiding factor. Make sure you know how much you can spend as well as how much you want to spend. While the final result may be a little under or over, it’s crucial that you have a range so that you feel good about your purchase. Portable units are obviously much less expensive than whole house models, but they may not be right for every household, and they can’t compete with the comfort and convenience of a whole house generator.
  • Portability. If you’re looking for a generator that you can take with you when you go camping or that you can lend to a family member or neighbor in a time of need, then a portable generator is right for you. However, keep in mind that these devices require constant maintenance, and must be used carefully to avoid the buildup of carbon monoxide exhaust in your home. You may want to opt for a weatherproof model that will run in the rain if need be.
  • Whole house. While portable units will run the basics of your electrical system, larger appliances and HVAC equipment may fall by the wayside. During the winter and summer, these are obviously a considerable priority for most folks, which is why whole house generators continue to be a popular option. They can be configured to switch on automatically as well.

Let our team of electricians at FB Electrical Services Inc. help you decide on the best generator for your home. Call us today.

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