New England winters can be unpredictable, and in some towns, it’s not a matter of IF you will lose power, it’s WHEN, and for HOW LONG! For some people losing power is an inconvenience, but for anyone who relies on electricity for a medical device, loss of power can be devastating. The good news is, you can protect your home against power failures with an always ready standby generator.
Sooner or later most every homeowner experiences an electrical power outage — either from weather, a supplier or transmission issues, or some other cause. If you rely solely on the power company for your electricity, you are at the mercy of their incoming power connection.
No need to go out in the cold to startup a portable generator once you lose power
The decision on selecting a portable or standby generator depends on your anticipated needs, including power load and duration of power generation. A portable generator has to manually started, usually requires extension cords, and must be monitored and refueled. While sufficient for short periods, portables may not be practical if preparing for an extended outage.
With a standby generator on duty, you and your family can have immediate power for most or all of your home’s power needs. Your standby generator monitors the incoming power and automatically switches the generator on when utility power is lost. When utility power is restored, the transfer switch automatically disconnects the generator from your home circuits and reconnects the utility power, resetting itself to be ready for the next power outage.
Especially if you are away, you have the peace of mind in knowing that your home standby generator can power your refrigerator and freezer, sump pump/well pump, kitchen outlets, computers, home entertainment system, air conditioning, furnace, and more. Even when not in use, it can add value to your home at resale time.
Generator Preventive Maintenance
No mater the make or model of your generator, keeping it in top running condition is important. Most times, a once a year tune up service is all you need to ensure you will have power when you need it. Don’t be left in the cold. Call DR HOME SERVICES to schedule your generator preventive maintenance today.