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Is a Generator Recommended for Winter Use?

We’re guessing that we don’t have to remind you of just how brutal last winter was here on the east coast. With incredible amounts of snowfall, the likes of which we’d not seen in decades, even the most seasoned veterans of winters in the Northeast found themselves caught a bit off guard. In addition to the cold and the absolute mess resulting from the fast and frequent snowfall, falling tree limbs, high winds, and other environmental conditions can easily result in the loss of power during a winter storm. Because of this, investing in a whole-house generator in Newton, MA is absolutely an option to consider. They aren’t just for hurricane seasons in tropical locations, after all. If you think you’d like to protect your home with a whole-house generator this winter, give FB Electrical Services Inc.

What Can a Whole-House Generator Offer?

A whole-house generator offers you the chance to go about your daily routine in relative normality, even when the power from the electric grid is cut out. Unlike portable generators, into which you must plug chosen appliances directly, a whole-house generator is actually hardwired directly into your home’s electrical system. When the power goes out, you can either start up this generator or, if equipped with an automatic transfer switch, wait for it to start itself up within moments. Once it does, you’ll be able to run your appliances and HVAC systems, as well as your gadgets and electronics, with the same ease and convenience as if the power were on. The capabilities of your whole-house generator, and its capacity to support systems of various electrical needs, will depend upon its size and quality of installation. We’ll make sure that you have what you need to keep your home up and running.

Fueling Your Whole-House Generator

A portable generator may run on gasoline, but this is not the right fuel for a whole-house generator. These larger generators may take diesel fuel or run on propane, both of which will have to be stored on site, or you can opt for a whole-house generator fueled by natural gas, which is piped directly to the system. Contact a member of our staff to discuss your options so that you can choose your generator with well-deserved confidence.

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