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How Can a Whole-Home Generator Help You?

In a society where uninterrupted power is not just a convenience but a necessity, whole-home generators make for reliable appliances should your power go out, ensuring that the lights stay on, essential appliances are kept running, and daily life remains undisturbed–even in the face of unexpected power outages.

As a comprehensive solution designed to provide seamless backup power to an entire home, whole-home generators have become an indispensable asset for homeowners seeking peace of mind and consistent comfort in the midst of electrical uncertainties. Coming in a variety of types and sizes, generators are a great solution to power outages for just about anyone, anywhere.

Be Prepared With a Whole-Home Generator

In July 2018, Central Kentucky experienced one of the worst power outages since the 2003 ice storm occurred. It was reported that more than 80,000 people were without power during this time. Some areas were without power for as long as five days. 

Power outages can be incredibly scary events, but there are steps you can take to be prepared for them. That’s where a whole-home generator comes in. There are many benefits of having a home generator, including:

1. Transitions Seamlessly

You don’t have to worry when the power goes out, and often, you won’t even notice there’s an outage. As soon as the electricity stops running from the main power lines, the generator automatically kicks on. The seamless transition provides homeowners peace of mind that their families will stay safe and the lights will stay on.

2. Runs on Natural Gas or Propane

Whole-home generators run on natural gas or propane. This allows for continual power, with no need to refill the generator with gasoline. The alternate energy source is incredibly important, considering power outages can last many days. A portable generator will require you to continue refilling it with gasoline while powering only specific appliances in your home, but a whole-home generator will continue running uninterrupted until power is restored.

3. Powers Refrigerators

If the power is out for days, you might have to throw out all your refrigerated and frozen foods. Your generator can keep your fridge running so your food stays cold. While this might seem very small, this can save you hundreds of dollars, a lot of frustration, and an unnecessary trip to the grocery store.

4. Prevents Pipe Freezing

In the winter, your heating system can keep your pipes from freezing. When the temperatures are below freezing and your power goes out, your pipes are at serious risk of freezing. When your pipes freeze, they can burst, causing thousands in water damage. Your generator can keep your heat running, so you don’t have to worry about your pipes freezing or bursting.

5. Charges Electric Vehicles

If you or a member of your family has an electric vehicle (EV), a whole-home generator can also be used to charge your car. If your power is out for more than a few days, this will especially come in handy to allow for transportation. Just because the power’s out doesn’t mean your routine has to change–at least not with a generator to power your home and charge your car.

6. Eliminates Safety Concerns

Electricity is the power source behind many systems that we don’t even think about needing power to run. Security systems, smart home products, medical equipment, and some home plumbing systems will all be interrupted during a power outage. Most sump pumps rely on electricity, and flooding occurring in the basement can happen within a few short hours after the power goes out. 

7. Keeps Your HVAC System Operating

You have the choice to keep your heating and cooling system running with whole-home generators. So you don’t have to experience freezing cold temperatures or restless, sweaty nights when the power goes out. You and your family will stay comfortable inside, no matter the weather outside.

Our technicians are trained in the installation and full routine maintenance of Generac Whole-Home Generators. Contact us online or give us a call today at 859-577-9701 to schedule your free in-home generator estimate!