Power outages affect millions of utility customers every year. In Morris, IL severe weather and an aging infrastructure create a perfect storm for blackouts and service interruptions. If you’re looking for a way to power essential appliances or run all of your electronic devices on and off the grid, a whole-home generator could be the perfect solution.
Standby Generators for Residential Use
Residential generators are available in a variety of capacities from 8 kW to 48 kW depending on whether you want to power essential circuits, run major appliances or enjoy whole-house protection. These self-contained units use natural gas or other fuel to provide uninterrupted power during short- and long-term outages. Check out some of your options.
- Compact generators are ideal for powering essential circuits while controlling your costs.
- Managed systems give you the freedom to power multiple circuits as needed to provide greater coverage.
- Whole-home generators produce enough power to run major appliances on 24 to 42 circuits.
Uses for Whole-Home Generators
Estimating your electrical needs is an important part of the buying process. Generators can be used for specific appliances or your entire home depending on your goals. Here are a few common systems that benefit from backup power.
- HVAC equipment
- Medical devices
- Refrigerators and freezers
- Sump pumps/well pumps
- Security cameras
- Large appliances
- Water heaters
Installing a Whole-Home Generator
Since generators connect directly to your home’s gas lines and main breaker box, installation should be performed by a professional electrician. Your contractor can position the generator outside your home, connect the unit to the electrical panel and install a transfer switch that turns the system on and off automatically when a power outage is detected and when your service is restored.
Hiring a Professional Electrician
Standby generators are ideal for residential and commercial installations. They can provide increased comfort and peace of mind around the clock. If you’d like to learn more, check out our website, or call Bradbury Plumbing, Heating, Air, & Electrical to speak with our professional electricians.