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Why Opt to Install a Whole House Generator

While the technology that creates and provides power to our homes has advanced immensely, this doesn’t mean that we are immune from power outages. Losing power is less an “if” and more of a “when.”

Scheduling a Sutton generator service for the installation of a whole house generator is going to provide you with incomparable security and peace of mind the next time the power goes out. Here’s why adding a whole house generator is one of the best investments you can make for year-round comfort.

Whole House Vs Portable: What’s the Difference?

You may think you’re prepared for power outages if you have a portable generator for your home. If outages are frequent enough to need a generator at all, installing a whole house system is a much better option.

Although portable generators can come in handy, they can also be annoying and difficult. They often produce fumes while running, require you to keep gasoline on hand to power them, and may leave you hunting for them in the dark when the power goes out.

On the other hand, a whole house generator is going to be hardwired into your home with a connection to your gas line. This allows it to run automatically when the power goes out with a much smaller impact on the environment.

The Benefits of a Whole House Generator

A whole house generator is also known as a standby generator and for good reason. These systems are always on “standby” and ready to help when they are needed. This is because they can sense when your power goes out and will respond immediately, using gas to create power for your entire house. This allows it to also provide side benefits to you including:

  • No time lost getting it set up. A whole house generator is installed on your property and set up to respond immediately. This means you can say goodbye to hours spent hunting and setting up your portable generator in the dark.
  • Larger power supply. Unless you have a pretty massive portable system, most portable generators won’t keep the house functioning as it usually does. But a whole house generator will. This means that you can continue running your heater, working on your laptop, and even using your refrigerator.
  • Better security. It’s a sad but true fact that homes without light or power are more likely to be targets of break-ins and theft. With a whole house generator, you’ll be less likely to be on a criminal’s radar because your house will still have lights and the full function of its security system.

If you’ve encountered even one power outage, you know how frustrating it can be. Aside from the loss of internet and cellphone service, you also may be faced with the loss of all of the food in your refrigerator if things aren’t back to normal quickly enough. For those with medical equipment that need to keep things running at all times, an outage could even prove a serious medical issue.

If you’re ready to install a reliable whole house generator that will keep your home functioning, then contact Landry Mechanical Inc Plumbing HVAC & Electric. We take comfort in YOUR comfort.

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