Things to Consider When Buying a Home Generator

Do you have power outage protection? Have you considered the benefits of purchasing a gasoline or propane home generator? From power outages caused by severe storms to downed power lines and regularly scheduled grid maintenance that sends your home into the dark ages, a home generator is a great investment that can come in handy throughout the year.

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What Are the Benefits of a Home Generator?

A home generator has several benefits, including its seamless ability to restore power during storms and other natural weather events. In fact, some home generators work so quickly that you might not experience any interruption to your home's power supply. From keeping the heating and cooling systems operating to delivering power to appliances, such as your stove, refrigerator, and hot water heater, a generator can keep your home powered for extended periods of times. With the help of skilled electrical contractors, you can choose the home generator that is perfect for your specific residential needs. 

3 Factors for Choosing A Home Generator

There are several types of Briggs & Stratton home generators that can power your home during an unexpected outage. From the 10KW of power models that will help you keep essential small appliances running to the larger 16KW models that will keep high-wattage appliances and other systems running, choosing the right model is made easier when you and your trusted electrical contractors carefully consider the following three factors. 

Home Square Footage

Every generator is designed to power a certain amount of square footage. With this in mind, you want to purchase a generator that can meet the needs of your home without overloading its designated power capacity. 

Appliances Needing Power

You should carefully consider which appliances you want to have powered by the generator. For example, you might decide that you only need essential appliances powered, such as your heating and cooling system, hot water heater, stove, and refrigerator. The number of appliances that need to be powered, as well as the power levels that they require, will determine what type and size of generator you need. 

Efficiency of Appliances

Did you know that certain home appliances require more power than others? Did you also know that some appliances are more efficient than others? With this in mind, in addition to knowing how many and what type of appliances you want to power with the home generator, you also need to know how efficient the appliances are so that your trusted professional electrical contractors can select the right unit for your home. 

The good news is that the Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® team can help you select the optimal generator for your home. By carefully considering your personal preferences, as well as your home's electrical load, the square footage, and the type, number, and efficiency rating of your appliances, the Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®'s team is ready to help you jump-start your power outage protection measures. 

Install a Briggs & Stratton Home Generator Today

At Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, we are proud to help homeowners like you install the right Briggs & Stratton home standby generator for their houses, condos, and mobile homes. Don't wait on electrical repairs and power outages when you have a guaranteed power outage protection solution courtesy of your new home generator. Contact a member of the Duggan's team today at (706) 914-1617 to learn more about which standby generator is right for your home.