If you’ve ever experienced a power outage, you know how this inconvenience can often last for hours, days or even weeks. Even worse, they can be extremely costly if you’re not prepared for them. But thanks to home generators, power outages in Australia can be more manageable. Here’s why you should own a home generator, along with the importance of having a professional electrician to help you choose the right generator.
WHY YOU NEED A HOME GENERATOR
Some of the main reasons to invest in a home generator include:
Consider the challenging weather that we often have to undergo down-under and how everything from floods and cyclones to bush fires and even earthquakes can devastate the mainland. These weather events are usually accompanied by power outages.
If you have a well, you won’t be able to use your water because your well-pump, as well as your filtration systems, can’t provide water for drinking, flushing toilets, showering and other uses. What’s more, if a sump pump is used for keeping your crawl space or basement dry, the area won’t be protected from water damage. Moreover, you can lose everything stored there.
Power backup when you’re out of town
Another reason for a home generator is that your power can be automatically kicked on during a power outage when you’re away from home. A home generator can protect your HVAC system, your electrical appliances and a sump pump when you aren’t there. By keeping these systems powered when you’re gone, you can avoid expensive home damage, besides preventing other problems from happening.
TYPES OF HOME GENERATORS
There are a wide range of home generators that come in various sizes and types, ranging from portable generators and standbys to inverter units.
A portable generator provides power for both when and where power is needed. Consequently, it can prevent food spoilage, power essential medical devices and lighting for homes and businesses, along with other uses. Most portable generators are powered by gasoline.
These generators automatically start as soon as the power goes out and are used as backup sources for unforeseen events and disasters. Standby generators run on either propane or natural gas.
This type of home generator, which has the most complex engine, is considerably quieter. They meet energy demands by throttling an engine rather than running it full tilt constantly. As a result, you don’t have to fill up your gas tank as frequently. Furthermore, these generators have lower emissions production, making them more environmentally friendly.
BASIC SAFETY ISSUES USING A GENERATOR
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AND WARNINGS
Because generators can be a significant investment, they should be chosen carefully. That’s why you need an expert to help you make the best choice. Don’t hesitate to contact us about our wide range of residential and commercial services. As experienced and highly trained electricians, we know all the pros and cons of different generator models and sizes.