Modern generators trace all the way back to 1831 and provide that secondary source of electricity to homes, businesses, hospitals, restaurants, schools, and other establishments when the power is out. If you’re currently experiencing frequent power outages, installing a Generac generator may be the next smart move.
In this blog, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about Generac generators. Say hello to power 24/7!
What is a generator?
A Generac generator is a home backup generator that provides a viable, long-term energy source during extended outages that may be caused by external events. For example, storms like tornados or hurricanes, earthquakes, wildlife, fires, excavation digging, high power demand, or tree limbs can all contribute to issue with the power. A Generac generator senses a power outage and turns on automatically to deliver backup power to your home. Whether your power is out for two hours, two days, or two weeks, your generator will run until power returns.
What does a generator look like?
A Generac generator is a permanent fixture in your backyard so that your home can source backup energy from it. It is permanent installed on a concrete slab in your yard, so it can supply uninterrupted, backup energy for as long as the fuel source lasts. It looks much like an air-conditioning system you see in backyards.
Why do I need a generator?
- A generator solves problems
Have you ever come home to a house without power? Or woken up in the middle of the night? Or been in the middle of doing something when the power cuts out?
Most of us have had that moment, and our first thought was, “Ugh…I really don’t need this problem right now.”
Having a Generac generator helps address and eliminate these problems. When your generator senses a problem with your power, it restores it within seconds. It’s like having the power company or a repairman at your fingertips. You don’t have to walk around in the dark, sweat because your air conditioning is out, or worry about your food going bad. A generator provides you the peace of mind you need.
- A generator is convenient
The most common and compelling reason is convenience. Generators provide comfort and convenience to individuals – especially children and the elderly – during unexpected power outages. If you live in an area where these are common due to extreme weather conditions or another cause, you know that they add stress to your life. Knowing that you’re taken care of despite all of the external factors that can impact your power is incredibly comforting.
- A generator is independent
Your generator doesn’t need you. It turns on automatically – whether you’re home or away. Within seconds, it’s up and generating electricity. So, you can be in your bed sleeping, the kitchen cooking dinner, or Italy enjoying a vacation, and your generator is ensuring that your home continues to run. Once you have it, you benefit from it. It doesn’t require you to monitor it or make sure it switches on. How nice is that?
Plus, Mobile Link remote monitoring now allows you to share and receive information about your home standby generator no matter where you are. All you need is a computer, smartphone, or mobile device to get real-time notifications about your generator, view its maintenance needs, and access its health.
How much does a Generac generator cost?
You’ll hear a million different answers to this question because the right answer is based on a number of factors. The generator you need will be based on:
- Your needs
- Your budget
- Your square footage
One element that lower-budget clients often struggle with is whole-house coverage. We’re happy to with you to install a power management system, so your generator can work smarter to protect all of your home’s circuits. Your system will cycle power on and off as needed for different appliances, and you’ll be able to choose which appliances are your top priority. Most clients preferring the economical approach will focus on your lights, furnace, water heater, refrigerator/freezer, and sump pump. Plus, by saving up to 20 percent on your energy bill, your generator could pay for itself!
At Del Sol Energy, we’re happy to help you find the best fit for you. Generac offers the broadest line of home standby generators, which means you’re sure to find a promising option.