Are you unsure of whether you should buy a standby generator or a portable generator, or if you should buy a generator at all? For starters, a standby generator will help keep your household up and running during the toughest of weather conditions. Still not convinced? Keep reading:
Shelter & Protection
Standby generators are permanently installed to monitor your home’s connection to utility power. If your home loses power, the standby generator will automatically detect the loss and start up. Portable generators, on the other hand, require you to go outside, set up, and start manually. Imagine having to do so during a hurricane. No thanks!
Portable generators are limited in both power and runtime based on how much generator fuel you have handy. Standby generators are connected directly to your fuel source, natural gas or liquid propane. This allows a longer runtime and produces enough electricity to power your home.
Critical & Luxury Appliances
Generators come in a variety of sizes and options and can power everything in your house, from lamps to televisions to jacuzzi tubs. You can rest assured in knowing that the most critical appliances will still be usable, and so will your luxury ones.
Minimize Business Downtime
This one is for the business owners. If your business relies heavily on servers, refrigerators, or other appliances, a standby generator will help keep your business up and running during power outages. This will also help save a lot of time and money as well as a stress headache!
If your power were to go out for a few days, all of your refrigerated food would most likely need to be disposed of. Having a standby generator installed will keep your cold and frozen food refrigerated in the event of a power outage. This will help save you money and provide you with emergency supplies by saving food.
Automatic Transfer Switch
Portable generators are constricted by fuel output, but standby generators have a sophisticated power management system and automatic transfer switch. Transfer switches protect your safety from back feed and allow you to prioritize cycling power between critical appliances, such as your sump pump, heaters, and ventilation systems.
Joseph Frederick & Sons
As a private, family-owned business, Joseph Frederick & Sons is committed to meeting the needs of our clients in a timely, cost-effective manner. We provide trustworthy, fairly priced, and prompt completion of your project from start to finish. Contact us today!