You’ve decided that you’re ready to invest in a standby generator, or a permanent unit capable of powering your essentials during an outage.
The Battle of the Home Standby Generators: Generac vs. Kohler vs. Briggs & Stratton
You’ve been wanting to invest in a whole house generator for some time now, but the cost has always scared you away.
You’ve finally decided that you’re going to invest in a standby generator instead of a portable unit, but now you’ve got one more big decision to make: your fuel type.
If you’re in the market for a generator, you’ve come to the right place. You probably have a full list of questions, including, “What size generator do I need? Which fuel type is better: natural gas vs. liquid propane? What brand should I trust?”
A four year study by the National Fire Protection Association found 47,820 fires were caused by electrical failure. These fires caused hundreds of deaths and $1.5 billion in property damage.
Your lights are flickering or your outlets are sparking. Whatever the case, you have an electrical issue that needs fixing.
As a Florida resident, you know heavy winds and rains knock over trees and power lines all the time— and you admit you could really benefit from a backup generator.
Even if your home has smoke detectors, they’ll do nothing to extinguish a dangerous fire. If you’re cooking and grease ignites, water won’t help put it out. Or, if you have a faulty circuit breaker, a fire could begin to brew from your laundry room— out of sight.
When it comes to your home, you might be surprised how many things run off of electric. From your water heater to your smoke detector, your house relies on many energy-powered systems to run smoothly.