A generator can be a lifesaver when you have a power outage due to bad weather or some other unfortunate situation. If you live in an area that is prone to storms, having a generator is a solid investment to weather the storm and maintain some degree of comfort and functionality. All generators are not the same and you may have to decide between installing a standby generator or getting a portable generator. How do you know which one to choose? There are solid reasons to install a standby generator. Think convenience, effectiveness, safety, and cost-efficiency.
More Power Than Portable Generator
Installing a standby generator in your home can equip you with the power to support your home entirely in the instance of a power outage. You can rest assured that your appliances, Wifi, tools, along with your HVAC unit can still be used in an outage when you have a standby generator. Portable generators on the other hand provide limited support to a few basic appliances.
Consistent Power Produced By Standby Generator
When it comes to fuel consumption, standby generators can provide power for a good length of time. Compared to portable generators that can quickly use fuel, standby generators last longer since they’re designed to run on natural gas or a large self-contained propane tank. Filling up constantly won’t be an issue with a standby generator that provides consistent power.
Ready to Use Standby Generator
You don’t have to worry about a delay when the power should kick in when a power outage occurs. If your household requires power to keep medical equipment, for example, going, it’s important to have a standby generator versus a portable one. Spending time to manually start a portable generator could mean a medical complication or going outdoors in a storm to get it started and safe for use.
Standby Generators Are Quieter and More Convenient
Installing a standby generator allows for a quieter atmosphere on the interior, thanks to the equipment’s insulated casing which acts as a noise dampener. Portable generators tend to operate noisily because of their limited size. For your convenience, standby generators tend to be installed out of high traffic areas and remain in the same spot, while a portable generator has to be pulled from storage every time and be connected in a safe space for usage, which can take up some time.
Weatherproof and Safer Standby Generators
Standby generators insulated housing makes it weatherproof against different weather conditions rain or shine. They tend to be large, heavy-duty, and sturdy, unlike portable generators that are smaller and lack the weatherproofing features of standby generators. Concerning safety, an installed standby generator leaves you with fewer worries about carbon monoxide poisoning, something to take into consideration if deciding on a portable generator that produces the deadly gas and at a high rate, according to Consumer Reports.
Contact us in Amesbury for Generator Installation
If you would like to have a professionally installed standby generator in your home, let Morrill Electric be the team to give you the peace of mind you deserve. Our team of expert technicians will ensure that your home will have the most efficient backup power source when you need it the most. Give us a call to learn more about our services. 978-388-1522