There have been a number of storms heading up the coast since August, and we have been lucky that they’ve missed us. But we won’t be lucky every time, and as we have seen, a lot of our weather has been extreme enough to shut down the power for several days at a time. One of the best ways to protect your family and your home during prolonged power outages is by installing a whole home generator. The electrical pros at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning have years of experience with whole home generators, but first, let’s take a look at some reasons why they are important.
Why Use a Whole Home Generator?
Here are some of the more important reasons why using a whole home generator is important:
- Keeps needed medical equipment operational – do you or does someone in your family use critical medical equipment that needs to stay powered no matter what? Then you will definitely want to consider the installation of a whole house generator.
- Keeps your home operational – a whole home generator is capable of keeping the major system of your home up and running, such as heating and cooling, the electrical and alarm systems, as well as major appliances like hot water heaters and stoves.
- Reduces property loss – when the power is out for an extended period of time, you can see damage to your plumbing and electrical systems, as well as the loss of all perishable foods. These losses can add up, and you may not be covered for all losses with your insurance company.
- Convenient – a whole home generator is connected directly to your home’s electrical panel and many come equipped with a switch that activates the power automatically as soon as the grid’s power shuts down. This is much more convenient than using miles of extension cords with a portable generator.
Think your home in Fairfield, CT, would benefit from a whole house generator? Then it’s time to call the electrical experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning!