Pros and Cons of Owning a Whole Home Generator

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Summertime in Florida means a lot of different things to many people: beach season, which means shorts and t-shirt weather, and many other summer events. However, native Floridians are aware that the summertime means hurricane season as well.

There’s often nothing worse than being stuck in your home during a powerful summer storm, and the power goes out. You’re hot, sticky, and growing more miserable by the second. Being without power can be avoided with a whole home generator.

A whole home generator provides power to the entire home and can be programmed to start automatically if the home loses power.

Pros and More Pros

As well as give you much-needed AC during a blackout, a whole home generator can also protect your home even while you are away. This type of generator is installed outside and does not leak carbon dioxide into the home, like portable generators sometimes do.

If a family member or someone in your home is dependent upon a medical device requiring electricity, your generator will give you the peace of mind that their devices will still function during a blackout or through any loss of power.

A Con or Two

Although at-home generators seem to be the more applicable choice for generators over portable ones, some people may feel like price is one major drawback.

The average at-home generator cost several thousand dollars, with an average unit costing $5,000. The generators considered to be top-of-the-line can cost as much as $14,000 or more.

There are also several generators available on the market, and it often requires copious amounts of research to determine which one will be right for your home’s needs.

In spite of the high cost, a whole home generator is one purchase that every homemaker should make. You’ll never appreciate this purchase more than when you lose power, and you still have the comfortable feeling of knowing the lights will come back on!