Childers Air Plumbing & Electric Offers Whole-Home Generators
Have you thought about your whole-home generator lately? Do you know if it is in working order, or if the gas is full? Now that we are approaching spring, all West Virginians know that storms come right along with it. Making sure that your generator is ready to handle any power outage will help you prepare for the warmer months.
Whole-home generators, also called standby generators, are a great solution to frequent power outages. Whether you do not pay much mind to the heavy storms that come with springtime, or just want to properly protect yourself in the event of an outage, these generators can keep your home running until the restoration of utility power.
You may wonder if a generator is worth it. So what if the power flicks on and off during a storm? You have flashlights and candles; you can handle an hour or two in the dark. That may be the case for some, but not all home and business owners can agree. When the power goes out, lifesaving equipment may not be accessible and food stock can spoil. Pipes can freeze when temperatures are too low. Whether you lose power at your home or business, there are great consequences that can stem from a short- or long-term power outage.
If you’re still not sure, Childers Air Plumbing & Electric is here this month to help you understand the advantages of a whole-home generator. A standby generator can help keep the lights on no matter what.
Benefits of Having a Generator for Your Home or Business
As we mentioned, there is a lot that can go wrong during a power outage. Important health equipment, appliances, refrigeration units, and other electronics cannot work without adequate power. More than just the electrical equipment itself, consider important items stored within refrigerators, freezers, or computers. Things like medication, meat, or work can either spoil or be unavailable during a power outage. Replacing these can be an added inconvenience. Depending on the reason behind the outage, you may go without power for days. Having the proper generator will keep electricity flowing while you wait for your power to turn on.
Another benefit to a generator is maintaining security and building comfort systems. You might not realize it, but security systems rely on power to run. While your security system may back itself up for a few hours or a day or two, your home or business needs proper security no matter what. Building comfort systems that operate with electronics also requires a consistent flow of electricity. A generator will help to keep these systems running and will keep your space safe when you need it most.
Something you may not think much about is placement. Where would the generator go? When you choose a whole-home generator, a technician will install it outside. This means that there is no reason to stress about where the standby generator will go in your home. Here is yet another added benefit to installing a new generator.
Choosing the Right Whole-Home Generator to Suit Your Needs
Whole-home generators are not one-size-fits-all, and the size of your home or business can determine what generator will work best. If you live in a small ranch-style home, you won’t need a generator with a large wattage.
When looking into a new generator, there are some things to consider. Consumer Reports offers a guide on how to determine the type or size of generator for specific needs, like how often the power goes out. This will determine the wattage, size, or model that will work best for your home or business. Consumer Reports show that a standby generator, or whole-home generator, can work with up to 20,000 watts of power. This can include refrigerators, washers and dryers, televisions, and other heavy-duty appliances.
How Does a Whole-Home Generator Work?
Whole-home generators are fairly low-maintenance and do not require much work from their owners. They can turn on automatically after a power outage, meaning that there is no downtime for your home or business. These generators run on either propane or gas and can keep your power on for as long as possible.
When the power kicks back on, the generator will know and shut off automatically. This way you will not have to go outside and flip a switch or worry about overloading your home or business.
Like all HVAC equipment, generators need routine maintenance to make sure they are ready for use. Check the fuel levels, circuits, coolant levels, alternator and starting systems, and other important pieces. If you have a generator already and need maintenance, Childers Air Plumbing & Electric can help with this, too.
How Do I Know if a Whole-Home Generator is Right for Me?
In some cases, a whole-home generator might not work best for your home or business. Because they are stationary, owners cannot move standby generators in the event of a flood or extreme weather. If you live in a high-flood area or have concerns about potential damage, you may consider other generator options.
Childers Air Plumbing & Electric Works with the Top Brands for Quality Generators
Childers Air Plumbing & Electric is an authorized dealer of Generac, Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, and Cummins. Depending on your needs, our technicians will listen to your concerns and help to determine what type will work best for your home or business.
Trust Our Team for Whole-Home Generator Service
Childers Air Plumbing & Electric has years of experience in whole-home generator service. The upfront cost of a new generator may seem overwhelming, but it does not compare to the savings over time. We can handle installation, maintenance, and repairs for all makes and models. Call us today to speak with our friendly staff to learn more about our services for whole-home generators. Ask us about financing for generators and our other HVAC equipment.
Call Childers Air Plumbing & Electric in Beckley, WV, at 304-407-6880, or follow us on Facebook and check out our site for more information on whole-home generators.