Floridians are all too familiar with the threat of a power outage from a major storm. If this happens, having a whole-house generator can mean the difference between going on with your life as normal and suffering through days (or even weeks!) of misery.
Power outages also occur for a variety of other reasons. From a car hitting a utility pole to a lightning strike or a falling tree, you never know when it could happen. It’s not hard to figure out why having a generator is a good idea. But is a whole-house generator really better than a portable one? The answer is yes, and here’s why.
Picture this: the wind is whipping outside. It’s thundering and lighting, and suddenly your power goes out. If you have a portable generator, you’ll need to head out to the garage, pull it out, connect it to your transfer switch, and fire it up.
Now, imagine the power going out for a just moment, then immediately coming back online with no effort on your part. This is the convenience you’ll enjoy when you have a whole-house generator. They turn on automatically when the power goes out and can run for days or weeks without refueling.
When using a portable generator, carbon monoxide (CO) output is always a concern. In fact, between 2005 and 2017, over 900 people died from CO poisoning while using portable generators. A whole-house generator is far safer. Since they’re expertly installed in a fixed location, there’s no threat of harm from carbon monoxide and other toxic fumes.
The whole-house generator’s automatic-start feature also adds extra safety. You won’t have to worry about anyone hurting themselves in the dark while searching for a flashlight or causing an injury while trying to start the generator.
Peace of Mind
There’s no arguing that a whole-house generator requires an upfront investment. However, it’s well worth the peace of mind that comes with never having to worry about a power outage again. As long as you keep your propane tank topped off, you’ll have a hassle-free experience every time.
Once your generator kicks on, you can continue using all of your home’s lights and appliances as if nothing happened. Your home will remain at a comfortable temperature, and you can calmly wait for the power to come back on.
Don’t Get Caught the Dark!
If you’re thinking about getting a whole-house generator for your home, Detweiler’s Propane can connect and supply gas to your generator. Give us a call today to schedule your propane connection and delivery.