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What You Should Know

Home Generators - What You Should Know

Home generator systems can prove to be a lifesaver when the power goes out.  Generators are becoming a popular investment with homeowners who don't want to be left in the dark. A generator can efficiently supply power to your entire home or business to run your lights, furnace, refrigerator, electric range, security system, computer, TV, well pump, sump pump or whatever else is important to you. Whether you choose a Standby unit or a Portable unit, a generator can provide you with enough power to sustain a prolonged power outage in the heat of summer or in the cold winter months.  These units not only offer comfort and security, they also provide peace of mind and completely eliminate the loss of electricity.

Home generators provide complete insurance during power outages.

With the heating season fast approaching, more and more homeowners are relying on home generators to supply power to their homes during a power outage.  Home generators are available in two styles, Standby and Portable.  They are both wired into your home using your existing wiring system, eliminating the need to install new wiring. Standby generators are completely automatic and will restore your power within seconds of a power failure. These units are outside the home and resemble a central air-conditioning unit.  Portable generators are manually operated and are available in electric start or pull start, similar to a snow blower.  Portable units can be stored in a garage, shed or in the basement until they are needed.

Home generators are affordable and easy to use.

The average cost of a typical portable unit installed and wired including the generator will range in price from $1,500.00 to $3,900.00 depending on the wattage you choose.  A totally automatic unit will run approximately $4,800.00 to $8,500.00.  If you have ever lost your power, I am certain that you will agree that this is money well spent.  The peace of mind alone, in knowing that you can restore your power and secure your home, is well worth the investment.

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The next time you lose power, turn it back on. Here are some essential tips when having your generator installed.

  • Never try to install and wire your generator unless you are qualified
  • Use a trained licensed electrician registered by the State of Ct.
  • Insist that your electrician take out an electrical permit to install and wire  your generator (Portable or Standby) and have it inspected by your local electrical inspector.
  • Ask for and check customer references.
  • Ask about a service contract for servicing your generator after it is installed.
  • Make sure that your electrician is and will be available to you after the installation if you need assistance or have questions regarding the operation of your generator.