Here in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan, we can experience unsettled and violent weather during the summer and fall. Severe thunderstorms strike with enough regularity that you may be wondering what you can do to protect your home in the event of an extended power outage. Weather patterns have become increasingly erratic in recent years, and sole reliance on the traditional power grid is making less and less sense to many homeowners. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the current electricity infrastructure will be unable to meet consumer demands over the next 20 years.
Stand-by generators offer an effective solution. These are permanently installed units that are tied into your home’s liquid propane or natural gas lines, unlike traditional portable generators. When a power outage hits the power grid your home is connected to, stand-by generators automatically turn on, providing you with an uninterrupted supply of electricity. If you have a larger model, it will keep all of your home appliances and uses, including your HVAC system, running strong. However, you also have the option of purchasing a smaller model that runs select circuits or appliances in your home.
Not only will this ensure your comfort during the power outage, it will also help you avoid costly food spoilage and prevent your home from being targeted by looters and thieves.
What’s more is that stand-by generators will increase the resale value of your home. As mentioned, the current power grid structure is expected to fail to meet consumer demands over the coming decades. More and more, home buyers will be looking for houses that have built-in fail-safes against power outages, and stand-by generators are the very best solution to this potential problem.
Here at Home Comfort Experts, we’re happy to walk you through the benefits and drawbacks of the various stand-by generators on the market and help you choose the unit that’s right for your needs. Simply contact us if you want to arrange a consultation, either on this issue or on any other home heating, cooling, plumbing or indoor air quality dilemma you may be facing. Our customer service staff and professional technicians have the skills to tackle any problem.