Rest Easy About Power Outages with a Home Backup Power Generator

When there is a power outage for one reason or another, it causes a lot of inconveniences. The heating or cooling goes off and all the appliances in the home that run on electricity cannot be used. This includes the refrigerator which means that if the outage goes on for a significant period of time, you could be throwing food out of the refrigerator which is a big waste. Not being able to use appliances like the washer, dryer, water heater and perhaps the range or burner is also very inconvenient and frustrating. The good news is that there is a way to ensure that you always have power and it is with a home backup power generator.

Getting Empowered with a Home Backup Power Generator 

A generator keeps the power on when there is an outage. Just like an AC unit, it is installed outside the house. When the power goes out, the generator automatically comes on in a matter of seconds. You do not have to switch it on. Home generators typically run on natural or propane gas which eliminates the cost and need for refueling.

The home generator delivers power right into the electrical system. You can therefore backup all of the home or just the essentials like the lighting, security system, heating, and cooling. The selection is done by choosing which circuits to back up to keep the essentials going.

No Power, No Problem

The home generator has an automatic transfer switch. This switch monitors the power coming in from the main supply. This is indicated by the power indicator which is a small device on the automatic transfer switch. This is where you check to see if the power is coming from the main supply or the generator.

When the power goes out or drops to what is known as a brownout, the switch signals the generator to start running. This happens in seconds when the switch transfers the source of power from the main supply to the generator.

Choosing a Home Backup Power Generator

A number of factors come into play when you are choosing a generator. One is the size of your home which is used to approximate the power load of your house. Next, you will need to choose whether you want to backup the entire house or just the essentials. This would be the lights, airconditioning, heating, water heater and the sump pump or well pump. You may also want to back up the range or burners and the washer and dryer.

Stay Switched on with Gen-Tech

Gen-Tech   is a generator and air power specialist company that provides turnkey solutions including engineering, modification, maintenance and customization services. Not only do we service homes,  but also can be used for commercial and industrial uses.  Gen-Tech customers are well taken care of with locations in Glendale, AZ; Tucson, AZ; and Las Vegas, NV.  Contact us at (800) 625-8324.


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