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How to Find the Right Generator for Your Home

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by Kurt St. John


When the electricity goes out in a house due to extreme weather conditions or an overburdened power grid, you won’t know how long it will take before the power is restored. The best insurance policy you can have against this is to have a generator for your home ready to supply you and your family with the right amount of power to make it through the blackout period.

There are many different types of generators, so when the time comes to select a generator in Milford for your house, you cannot simply point to one and hope for the best. Chances are high that you will have a system either insufficient for your needs or one that wastes power. To choose and install the right generator for you, you should contact a generator specialist. PowerHouse Home Services has generator professionals on staff to provide comprehensive services that will protect your home from the dangers of a sudden power loss.

What is the “Right” Generator for You?

The most important factor to consider when it comes to generator selection is the amount of power you require in case of a blackout. Do you only want the most essential systems powered, such as the heater/air conditioner and a number of the lights? Are there any systems that must have power, such as medical equipment? When you figure out your voltage requirements, with which a professional can assist you, you will have good starting point for locating a generator to meet those demands. You will also need to take into account how often power-outages occur in your area and how long they last.

For smaller needs (only a few systems, outages are rare), a portable roll-out generator may be sufficient. A professional will help you find the right type to match with your power requirements and show you how to hook them up to your appliances safely.

However, most homes will need a back-up generator installed. If you are concerned about reaching the generator during harsh weather conditions, or if you need the generator to come on even if you are not home, you should invest in an automatic standby model that will come on as soon as it detects a power loss in your house.

Another choice you will need to make is the power supply for the generator. There are generators that run on natural gas, gasoline, diesel, or propane. Each type has advantages and disadvantages, and the one that will work best for you will often depend on local availability and pricing.

Does all this sound like too many criteria for you to make the right decision? Don’t worry, that’s what PowerHouse Home Services is here to help with. We make generator installation one of our priorities, so when you’re in need of quality generator service in Milford, CT, give our specialists a call.