When the power goes out, don’t be left in the dark. There are many things we take for granted, and electricity is one of them until we are without it. It’s a smart idea to get a backup generator installed for your home. KB Electric LLC provides excellent generator installation services so you and your family can go about your daily routine when the power goes out. Damaged power lines due to storms or fallen trees can cause a headache, among other inconveniences. Many things are needed to power every day items like your refrigerator and freezer, air conditioning, heat, medical equipment, etc. Power outages can last for hours, days, even sometimes weeks depending on how big the area is without power. Generators provide a backup power source so that you can stay safe and cool in the air conditioning during those humid heat waves in the summer, and warm during those long winter nights. KB Electric LLC’s reliable generator installation services can benefit every home owner. Here’s how:
Without electricity, many of our home appliances are useless. In today’s society, we depend on light, our phones, Internet, TV, air conditioning…the list goes on. Owning a backup generator allows us to go on using these products and services to stay comfortable in our homes when an outage occurs. Like mentioned before, it could be days to weeks without power depending on the situation. Electric-powered stoves and microwaves depend on electricity for cooking, and refrigerators and freezers to preserve our food. With the help of a generator, you can keep your food from spoiling when it kicks on to power up the refrigerator and freezer, saving you money by not needing to throw it away.
A generator not only keeps us comfortable in our living situation, but it also can save lives. The elderly are more prone to heat-related illnesses, and so are people with certain medical conditions. By having a generator installed in the home, there is no need to worry about heat exhaustion during those summer heat waves. Those that rely on medical equipment in the home can also rest easy knowing that when the power goes out, their generator will kick on to provide them with safety and security.
Which to Choose: Portable vs. Standby Generators
If you are sold on the idea of getting a generator installed for your home, it may be beneficial for you to know which generator to choose. KB Electric LLC can install both types of generators for residential use.
Portable generators offer a temporary back-up power source that can be used for a few hours at a time or so until original power is restored. These units only power the essentials: lights, some computers, a refrigerator, a TV, a fan, etc. Portable generators are easily movable, and an affordable back-up power option; however, these generators are labor-intensive. When the power goes out, a portable generator needs to be manually turned on to start working. If you are someone who doesn’t mind manually powering-up the unit and filling it up every hour or so with gasoline, than this could be the option for you.
When your power goes out, a standby generator turns on automatically by itself, restoring your electricity more conveniently than with a portable generator. Unlike the portable generator, the standby generator can power everything in your home that uses electricity, including your AC unit and heating system. Standby generators prove to be a more ideal option because these units can provide continuous back-up power for all electrical appliances until original power is restored. In contrast to portable generators, standby generators use your natural gas line, or a propane tank to operate. Standby generators are also the more expensive option for a power back-up source compared to a portable generator.
You can count on the licensed master electricians at KB Electric LLC to provide you with exceptional service when it comes to your generator installation. Don’t let power outages ruin the relaxation and safety of your home. Depending on the situation, it could take more than a few days until power is restored. Go about your every day routines with ease knowing you have back-up power, and trust our team to install your generator today!