Will your family manage without electricity if there is a power outage? Without a suitable home generator for times like these, you may literally be left in the dark. The installation of a home generator means that your home is protected from unnecessary disruptions to – and inconveniences for – your daily routine.
Home generators allow you to meet basic life requirements during a power outage by keeping home security systems, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, lights, fans, yard equipment – and more – running until the power comes back on. Home generators also ensure that you have enough power to charge any batteries required for personal comfort and security. Amidst the reality of blackouts in the country, a home generator ensures that the quality of your life is maintained.
Supplying power to a few chosen essentials such as lights and refrigerators, portable generators can be plugged into appliances using extension cords, or wired into a sub-panel by an electrician. These are cost-effective, simple options for a backup power supply in the event of a power outage.
These generators must be manually started in order to supply power during a power outage, and their operation must be manually maintained, i.e. by topping up the fuel tank. These units must be placed 3-5 meters away from your building, far from any windows or doors, and used in a well-ventilated, open area so as to avoid carbon monoxide buildup
Standby generators switch on automatically when the power goes out, preventing interruptions to your productivity. These generators are also fuel-powered. While standby generators cost more than portable generators, they are quieter and can supply power to everything in your home during a power outage. A standby generator must be installed by an electrician, including the installation of a transfer switch and sub-panel.