Because of how frequently we use it, electricity is more than likely something that every homeowner takes for granted. When harsh weather conditions result in your electricity being cut off, in what kind of shape does that leave your home in? If you have a generator installed in your household, however, you will no longer have to worry about having to deal with a lack of electricity.
For those uninformed, a generator is a unit that supplies your electrical circuit breaker box with power in case your utility grid malfunctions, leading to a power outage. There are two main types of generators: standby and portable units.
With portable generators being slightly less expensive than standby generators, this can be enough to cause people to question whether they should bother buying a standby generator. Not to mention, the majority of homeowners already own portable generators and feel like they are just as good as standby generators. So, why would anyone want to make the switch?
However, what if you were putting your family’s health at risk by using a portable generator? That’s because when portable generators are used, they sometimes often emit carbon monoxide. Due to the fact that generators are typically installed inside of households, the dangerous possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning becomes more likely. On the other side of the equation, standby generators can be installed outside of a household. When gas is emitted from a standby generator, your family will subsequently not be directly exposed to carbon monoxide.
Standby Generator Advantages
When selecting an automatic standby generator as opposed to a portable generator, you will immediately begin enjoying a few of the following benefits:
- Cost: Automatic standby generators run on natural gas and liquid propane. As a result, they cost a lot less to operate than portable generators, which run on gasoline.
- Convenience: One thing that makes standby generators stand out amongst the rest of the pack is that they can be installed outdoors. With this functionality, you’ll be able to free up floor space inside of your home by using a standby generator. Continuing, because standby generators automatically switch off when the utility grid turns back on, you will not have to worry about monitoring your standby generator. Standby generators are highly efficient because they work for you, which cannot necessarily be said about portable generators.
- Safety: Standby generators are much safer than portable generators because portable generators are more likely to emit carbon monoxide gases.
Generator Installation in Southern New Jersey
No matter if you choose to have a standby generator or portable generator installed, there is always the option that you can do the job on your own. Generator self-installation instructions are readily available.
However, because of the safety precautions that must be taken when installing a generator, it is most likely in your best interest to have a professional install the generator for you. That way, you can rest easy knowing that your generator has been installed the right way.
For all of your generator needs, do not hesitate to call Raynor Services today!