Home generators have given us peace of mind by giving our home power in the event that it goes out. In turn, this makes us continue our activities while remaining safe and comfortable as if nothing happened. However, what are the things that you need to know before installing one in your home?
Is a Standby Generator Right for Me?
If your home and personal property is at risk when power goes out, then standby power is a great addition for your home. This is especially true during the winter months when heating is a necessity. For instance, your pipes can freeze during a power outage. This can be prevented by having backup power as it keeps everything running despite power outages.
How Much Should My Budget Be?
Keep in mind that a home standby generator is permanently installed outside your home, akin to that of a central air conditioning unit. It’s a significant investment that can prevent losses and issues like the one previously mentioned. This is why you shouldn’t skimp out on your budget for this installation. However, the cost depends on how much backup power you need, along with the installation costs. If the installation is carried out by a certified generator installation contractor, it should cost around $5,000 to $10,000 all in all.
What Generator Size Do I Need?
The generator size you’ll need will depend on the things you need to power up during the outage. If you’re looking to power critical components like a fridge, garage door or sump pump, then an average generator will do. If you choose to power your entire home, you’ll need a larger generator to accommodate the power outage.
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