Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a storm or a hot summer’s day, and suddenly the power goes out? You look out the window to see if it’s everyone in the neighborhood, and you realize there’s one neighbor with the lights on and the A/C running.
Well, they probably have a standby backup generator installed in their house. But now it’s up to you to find out if and when the power will return, hoping that the food in your fridge doesn’t all go bad or that your home doesn’t get too uncomfortable in the heat. Having a backup generator in your home can save you a lot of stress, worry, and even money.
There are a few different types of backup generators you can install into your home, but having a dependable energy solution installed directly into your home offers you the maximum benefits when you need them the most.
The main benefit of a portable generator is stated in their name: they are portable. They are designed to bring you power anywhere you need them. These generators are more compact, so that you can move them easily. With this type of generator, they only supply a certain amount of power, so when they are used they can only handle a smaller load.
Being the more cost-effective option, as they can even be rented, portable generators are popular, especially during storm seasons. However, they can be difficult to find at these times as well. They come with some electrical safety concerns as they need to be maintained and fueled properly by the owner or renter. It’s crucial to exercise caution when operating or maintaining the unit.
For example, you need to minimize moisture near the unit, as moisture can lead to rust or damage to the electrical system. You should never refuel a hot or running unit, as spills in these situations can be dangerous. And, of course, never run the unit indoors due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Standby generators are permanently installed and hardwired into your home by our technicians. Unlike a portable generator, a standby generator will automatically turn on during a power outage, so you don’t need to go out and start the generator.
This will keep your home’s large appliances running and the lights on, so you don’t need to stumble around in the dark looking for a flashlight or wait for the storm to subside before restoring the power. Standby generators also have fewer hazards, as they don’t release dangerous fumes near your home and do not need to be refueled every few hours.
Their improved safety, efficiency, and convenience to your home make these generators superior for your home in every way. They do cost more initially to have installed into your home, but they can save you from costly home repairs from extended periods without power and can even bring up to a 5% increase in your home’s value.
Generators For Your Business
Owning or running a business in Texas means you can be at the mercy of the weather, disrupting your production or revenue. Whether your business is small or large, having a generator so that your business can operate will set you apart from your competition.
We recommend having a standby generator for your business for the biggest reason of securing your electronic data. Computers are vulnerable to power outages, and data stored on hard drives could be lost in the event of a power outage. Customer or business data can leave you in a lurch or damage customer relations. Another big benefit of a standby generator that turns on as soon as power loss occurs is for security reasons.
Once the generator kicks on, your business can automatically run lighting and security systems. Then there’s the big benefit of opening your business as soon as it’s safe for you and your employees to return to work. Depending on your business and customer base, being able to open as soon as possible will keep income coming in. Having backup generators means you have a reliable source of power that allows your business to stay open. You to stay connected to your customers.
We aren’t talking about surge protectors that you plug into your wall. We are talking about a whole home surge protector. Could you afford to replace your home’s large sensitive electronics if they were damaged in a power surge? A whole house surge protector is installed into the electric panel by our local Arlington electrician, offering protection to all of the electronics in your home.
They require professional installation, but they bring peace of mind to your home by protecting your electronics, especially the large ones that are hardwired into your home. What does the surge protector do exactly? When it senses an irregularity in the voltage, which could be from a lightning strike or a small fluctuation in voltage, it will divert the voltage.
Diverting the excess voltage before it reaches your home’s electronics keeps them safe from damaging surges. If you live in a place with frequent storms or large grid outages, whole-house surge protectors offer your home the greatest level of protection.
Electrical services and electricians are vital for maintaining the safety and function of your homes and businesses. Using a local electrician company means they are trained and experienced with local weather factors that can and will impact your home and business—being able to recommend the necessary precautions you should take for your home and business, making sure that they have safe and reliable electrical systems. Don’t wait for the next storm before installing a generator in your home. Expect the unexpected, prepare for the unknown, and be ready with a standby generator.