There no doubt about it, having a home generator can provide you with considerable peace of mind, providing you with plenty of much-needed electricity when the power goes out due to storms or other causes. But when it comes to deciding which type of generator is best for your needs – a professionally installed backup generator or a portable generator – many homeowners get stumped trying to determine which option is best for their needs.
Actually, the answer is pretty simple: While a portable generator can be a great choice for a camper or RV, or even if you own a vacation cabin or boat, for your home, the best option – hands down – is a professionally installed home backup generator. Here’s why:
- A home backup generator is directly attached to your electrical system and designed to “power on” at the first indication of a power outage. That means you don’t have to worry about rolling out your portable generator from the shed or garage when it’s pouring rain, sleeting, snowing or blowing outdoors. Plus, because a home backup generator is designed to work with your home electrical system and uses fuels like propane or natural gas, the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning are significantly reduced compared to a portable generator, which can easily contaminate your home if it isn’t located or operated properly or if it isn’t properly maintained.
- A home backup generator is directly wired to your electrical system so there’s no need to run extension cords that can cause tripping hazards or fire hazards when they become worn or frayed. Plus, today’s units are much more compact than the units of a decade ago, making them much more practical for the average homeowner.
- Home backup generators can provide considerably more power than portable generators, which means you can power more appliances for fewer disruptions. While a portable generator may be limited to the essentials like a few lights, a refrigerator or freezer, or your HVAC system, a “hard-wired” backup generator is designed to power many more appliances and electronics for greater comfort and convenience.
- Home backup generators simply provide greater peace of mind. Wired directly to your home’s electrical system and designed to power your whole house if needed, a home backup generator will help you and your loved ones feel safe and secure even during a prolonged power outage.
Corbin Electrical Services is a leading provider of Generac home backup generators in New Jersey, providing the most advanced, efficient and easy-to-use generators for residential use. And if you already own a generator, we offer tune-up and maintenance services to ensure your unit operates at peak efficiency for even more peace of mind. Whether you’re considering a generator for your home or your unit needs a tune-up or repair, we can help. Give us a call at (732)410-7695 or Contact Us to learn more.