For those uninformed, a generator is a unit that supplies your electrical circuit breaker box with power in case your utility grid malfunctions, leading to a power outage. There are two main types of generators: standby and portable units.
With portable generators being slightly less expensive than standby generators, this can be enough to cause people to question whether they should bother buying a standby generator. Not to mention, the majority of homeowners already own portable generators and feel like they are just as good as standby generators. So, why would anyone want to make the switch?
However, what if you were putting your family’s health at risk by using a portable generator? That’s because when portable generators are used, they sometimes often emit carbon monoxide. Due to the fact that generators are typically installed inside of households, the dangerous possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning becomes more likely. On the other side of the equation, standby generators can be installed outside of a household. When gas is emitted from a standby generator, your family will subsequently not be directly exposed to carbon monoxide.
When selecting an automatic standby generator as opposed to a portable generator, you will immediately begin enjoying a few of the following benefits:
No matter if you choose to have a standby generator or portable generator installed, there is always the option that you can do the job on your own. Generator self-installation instructions are readily available.
However, because of the safety precautions that must be taken when installing a generator, it is most likely in your best interest to have a professional install the generator for you. That way, you can rest easy knowing that your generator has been installed the right way.
For all of your generator needs, do not hesitate to call Raynor Electric today!