Without permanently installed whole-home generators, the threat of a power failure is a serious matter for today’s “wired” residences. Unfortunately, statistics show that extreme weather combined with over-stressed local power grids are making such events more likely than ever. During 2011 alone, more than 20 million Americans found themselves without electricity for a span exceeding 24 hours due to a power outage.
What Will You Do When The Lights Go Out?
Breaking out a few flashlights is hardly suitable to maintain a safe and secure—much less livable—home environment. Unfortunately, neither is the option of relying on a small portable generator. If a power outage persists beyond a few hours, residents with no better options may need to relocate until electricity is restored.
A Better Solution
Whole-home generators are permanently mounted beside or behind your residence and directly hard-wired into your electrical panel by a professional electrician. Most run on natural gas already piped to your home. Whole-home generators continuously monitor utility electrical power. When an outage is detected, the unit automatically starts and switches house circuits from grid power to the generator. When grid electricity is restored, the system switches the circuits back to utility power, then shuts down the generator.
The Right Size
Whole-home generators are sized according to wattage output. With three broad categories of house generators available, almost any level of home power needs can be ensured if electricity is interrupted.
For more information on the safety and security of uninterrupted electrical power provided by whole-home generators, contact the professionals at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal.
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