Why You Should Buy a Standby Generator

Posted by on August 24, 2017 in Home Care | Comments Off on Why You Should Buy a Standby Generator

In our last post, we discussed whether or not you should buy a carpet cleaning machine. In this post, we will discuss why a standby generator is a good purchase for your home or even your business.

Homeowners are dependent on their power and electricity. In the event of a power outage, you can have no electricity for several hours or even days. Instead, you can purchase a standby generator.

A standby generator is a good purchase for many reasons:

  • A standby generator does not need manual startup. Instead, if the utility power is no longer connected, a standby generator will fire up automatically and power the home during a severe storm until the electricity returns.
  • A standby generator is not powered by generator fuel but rather by your home’s fuel source with either natural gas or liquid propane. This means the generator will run for much longer than a portable generator will.
  • Appliances remain on with a standby generator. This means the food in your refrigerator or freezer will not melt or spoil.
  • Utilities stay on to. Your sump pump will continue to operate and prevent water damage or flooding in your basement from the severe storm outside.
  • The lights stay on when the generator is running so you can continue with the normal routine in your home and kids and pets won’t be frightened.

You can purchase a good generator at a hardware store or online. There are several well-known brands you can trust for a good standby generator that will work well when you need it to.

You should plan on spending around $1,500-$2,500 for a good standby generator model and you might want to consider having it professionally installed to which would increase the cost of the generator. You want to be sure it works correct so it could be worth the peace of mind to just have a professional install it.

Overall, we feel a standby generator is an excellent purchase for a home or even a small business too! We hope this blog post encourages you to buy one for your home.

If you have more questions about standby and portable generators, use our contact form to reach out to us.