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Home Maintenance / August 11, 2017
Investing in a whole house generator is a good idea, particularly if you live in an area where power outages are common. Fortunately, there are many kinds of whole house generators available on the market. Today, Handyman Connection of Lexington will discuss the things you need to consider before investing in a whole-house generator and generator options:
Reasons to Use a Whole House Generator
Whole-house generators are best for homeowners who live in remote areas, where constant electricity is necessary. It’s also a good investment if you have essential medical equipment that you need to keep running. Whole-house generators also make sense for areas with heavy snowfall. Lastly, a whole house generator is useful for people with automated security systems and for homeowners who have a computer running several systems in the home.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Generators
The most important thing you need to consider is how much energy you need for your home when the power is out. Early on, you need to decide whether to only provide energy for a few necessary appliances or to provide enough energy to supply your entire home. Think about how much energy these items require: TV, septic system, water well, laundry washer and dryer, air conditioning, refrigerator, and your lighting system
Types of Generators
There are two types of whole house generators based on their switch systems. Manual switches require you to activate them when there’s a power outage, while automatic transfer switch generators automatically turn on if there is an outage.
There are many different generators based on power source as well. You can choose from propane, diesel fuel, or natural gas-fueled generators. Lastly, you can differentiate generators based on their cooling system. Air-cooled generators are more affordable while liquid-cooled generators provide more energy.
Handyman Connection of Lexington has decades of experience in installing and wiring backup generators for our customers. We also support our workmanship with a satisfaction guarantee. In addition, we are also a specialist in carpentry, decks, remodeling, interior painting, and exterior painting. Contact us to learn more about whole house generators. You can also ask for an estimate.