When you think of widespread power outages, you probably think of storms—maybe blizzard-like conditions. It’s true that stormy weather does certainly increase the risk of power outages. However, power outages can happen during any time of the year, and they can’t always be predicted how long they will last.
No matter what time of the year it is, keeping your lights and other electrical devices on during a power outage is important, and even if you only ever have to deal with a couple power outages throughout the course of your homeownership, you’d do well to consider a Boston, MA generator installation.
Let’s Talk about Whole House Generators
A whole house generator is much larger than the portable generators you might have seen on a camping trip at some time, or perhaps even own. The whole house generator is installed outside the home—similar to the outdoor unit of a central AC system—and it is permanently wired into the home’s power system.
Also unlike a portable system, a whole house generator doesn’t rely on gasoline to provide power. Rather, it has its own natural gas line running to it. This ensures that no matter what happens, your generator will always have the means to provide power.
The most popular type of whole-house generator on the market is the automatic standby generator. These systems monitor the amount of power running through the home’s power system at all times. When your power goes out, the generator activates automatically, and starts supplying power to the system. When the power comes back on again, the generator shuts itself off.
What Are the Benefits?
The benefits of a whole house generator are plentiful. First off, they’re more than enough to keep the power running in your entire home. Whereas portable generators are smaller, manual systems designed only to keep a few lights on or maybe keep your car running on a campout, whole house generators are far more useful.
This is especially true if you have high power requirements, and/or have certain equipment such as medical equipment that must remain powered up at all times. With a whole house generator installed, you can rest easy knowing that your power needs will be met even in the middle of a large power outage.
Turn to the Pros for Your Generator Installation
Just like any other home comfort system, it’s not a good idea to try to install a generator on your own, whether it’s portable or a whole house system. But with a whole house generator, a gas supply is required, which makes it a safety hazard.
This type of job should only ever be handled by a professional, since working with natural gas can be extremely dangerous. The generator itself is also very large and heavy, requiring the efforts of multiple professionals to install it. Trying to attempt this installation yourself could lead to injury and/or system damage—neither of these is worth it!
Contact FB Electrical Services Inc. today for reliable generator installation.