So you lost power, now you are thinking about how nice it would be to
have it when it was missing, or you thought about what if it was out longer.
How much food could I have lost?

Or what if it was winter and my pipes
froze up?
In planning for a home backup generator, there are a few questions you
should ask yourself:

  1. What do I want to keep on when I lose power from the electric
    company. Do you want to keep everything on or just the
    essentials? Maybe it is somewhere in between. Next, make a list
    of all appliances, rooms and equipment that you will want to keep
    on.
  2. Do you want a portable or a permanently-installed generator?
    Portable – You can store in a shed or garage. You will have to
    connect cord and start the generator manually with a key or pull
    start. Permanent – The generator will be permanently sitting in
    your yard and will be continually monitoring your power. It will
    start automatically if there is a problem with the power from the
    utility company.
  3. Where do I want the generator to be located? Permanent
    Generator: It will be located there year round. Portable: It can be
    stored elsewhere and moved into the location of the connection
    point when the loss of power occurs. Most of the time generators
    are located near the electric meter. This makes the installation
    simpler due to the fact that the electric service is usually on the
    opposite side of the wall.
  4. What type of fuel will run your generator? Portable: Gasoline,
    LP, or diesel? Permanent: LP, NG, or diesel? Do you have an
    easy way to refuel when your home backup generator is getting
    low on fuel.

Now that you have a plan for you home backup generator, call us at
715.432.1415 for your free consultation.