Standby generators can offer a lot of perks to the average household, but are they crucial for your home? As much as having energy on hand is great in areas of unpredictable weather or instances where electricity is needed for a family member, a generator can also add more value to your home if you plan on selling the property in the future. The flip side of the coin is that standby generators can be very costly, making their necessity questionable if you can go without electricity for a small window of time. So if you’re on the fence in terms of a generator purchase, we’ve compiled a great list of how necessary a standby generator could be for you and your family.
Is It Necessary?
Standby generators are not like portable generators, as they automatically switch on whenever an electrical disruption occurs in your home. Here are a few things to gloss over before you make the decision to purchase a standby generator:
- If you need need a generator for medical purposes, then you absolutely need a generator for your home.
- If you live in an area of prolonged and frequent power outages then you would make great use of a standby generator.
- If you live in areas where hurricanes occur, then a standby generator is an excellent idea to combat sweltering heat as it keeps important utilities (air conditioner, refrigerator, etc.) running.
- If you’re buying one for a home that isn’t regularly occupied in an area with extreme temperatures, a standby generator will keep your heating/cooling units on to combat damage to pipes and other sensitive product.
So you’ve made the decision to purchase a standby generator, but you’re curious as to how much it may cost you. The price generally goes by wattage, so generators with low wattage can still keep your essentials operating, but will leave a few appliances and areas without power. Generators with high wattage can be powerful enough to keep an entire home in operation but this will likely come with a bigger price tag.
If you’re still in the dark regarding how important a standby generator may be for your home, then feel free to contact us a Corbin Electric on the web or by phone at (732) 410-7695. We’re here to shed light on your power outage issues!