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
In planning for a home backup generator, there are a few questions you
should ask yourself:
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.