The term “standby generator” indicates something that is always there in the background, ready to produce power for your home when normal power fails. It is like an insurance policy, a sprinkler system, a fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector — any other item prepared to cope with an emergency. With violent weather patterns becoming more common, shouldn’t it be considered just as important for your home and family as other emergency devices?
As modern technology has progressed, we’ve all become more dependent on electricity. Heating and cooling equipment, television, radio, refrigeration, communication devices, security and medical equipment all require electricity. How long can your home run without these? A day, two, a week? A standby generator ensures they all continue to operate, whether you’re at home or away.
More Need, More Affordable
As the need and popularity of standby generators has grown, so has their affordability. They have evolved into devices that match homeowner’s needs:
- Basic Services: The smaller, most affordable type can continue to run necessary operations such as heating, security systems, refrigeration and a few lights.
- Mid-Range: This type is more costly but is prepared to run more services. These standby generators can tackle all the basic functions with added items such as sump pumps, more lighting, hot water, televisions and computers.
- Whole-House: These generators are the most powerful (and most expensive). However, they are tied into every circuit in your home and are designed to respond to every electrical demand.
Standby generators sense when power is lost and start up automatically. They also sense when regular power is restored and turn off in the same way. They run on diesel, natural gas or LP gas. In most cases, as long as the fuel is supplied, they continue to run for as long as needed.
Need more information on keeping the heat and lights going in your home? Contact us at Aladdin Heating & Cooling. We’ve been a trusted resource for home and business in the Metro-Detroit area since 1945. We’re always happy to give you the information you need to keep your home comfort the best it can be.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about standby generators and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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