Why You Need A Generator
It can be a major hassle and inconvenience when your power goes out. Not only can it be an inconvenience, but depending on the season, it can be a safety concern as well. If you are thinking about purchasing a backup generator for your home, there are a number of questions to consider, such as the size needed for your home, or if you want your generator to power your entire home or just select appliances! At Brackett Heating and Air, our professionals can help you answer all of these questions.
What Size Do You Need?
The most important question to consider is what size generator you need? Generally most homes can be adequately supplied by a 20kW generator; however, our Home Comfort Specialists will be able to sit down with you to specifically tailor your generator needs. Generac makes generators that range from 7kW to 150kW that run on natural gas or propane and can be installed with automatic transfer switches. These switches sense when the power has gone out and automatically switch over to generator power in seconds, whether you are home or not! This will help keep your family safe and warm in the winter, cool in the summer, save you hundreds of dollars in spoiled foods, and simply keep the lights on!
Problems You May Face During Winter
Losing power can affect all major components of the mechanical systems in your home. In the dead of winter, having your power go out due to a major snow storm or ice storm can leave you without power for days, even weeks. With no power, here are a few things that can go wrong:
- No heat
- No refrigerator – spoiled foods
- No hot water with electric water tanks
- The possibility of busted water pipes
- The threat of severe cold to the young or elderly, and pets
Problems You May Face During Spring and Summer
In the spring and summer, the Tri-State is constantly facing the threats of major thunderstorms. If a tree is blown over and knocks your power out, it can take days for utility crews to restore power. Without power, you could face:
- No A/C
- Spoiled foods
- Flooded basement – sump pump failure
- Alarm systems possibly inoperable
- Land line phones
If whole home comfort and a peace of mind is what you are looking for, then give Brackett Heating and Air a call today to schedule you’re free in-home estimate.