Did the recent wind storm leave you ready to install a whole-home generator for fear that you would lose electricity? How about the snow storm that followed? Losing electricity will really throw a wrench in your daily routine and that is why many homeowners purchase a whole-home generator.  

What Exactly is a Whole-Home Generator?

Whole-Home generators are permanently installed, usually on a concrete pad outside of your home, and they are directly connected to your home’s electrical system. They run on natural gas or propane and they provide uninterrupted power for days, if needed. The homeowner can choose the systems and appliances that will be powered in the event of an electrical outage.

How Does it Work? 

A whole-home generator system has an automatic transfer switch that makes a power outage seem like a non-issue. This switch will sense when the main power grid goes down and the electricity source to your home has stopped. It will then automatically switch over to generator power. You will not need to worry about transferring back when the main power grid comes back on. The whole-home generator will automatically switch off and things will go back to being powered by the main grid. 

Why Not a Portable Generator? 

  • Portable generators are generally powered by gas and if your power goes out during a storm or in the middle of the night, you will have to figure out quickly how fill the generator with gas and get it working
  • Portable generators give off carbon monoxide and for that reason are housed with a little distance between them and the home. This means there may be extension cords involved which can add some additional hassle to the process. 

Schedule Your Whole-Home Generator Installation Today!

Who doesn’t need a whole-home generator? With the weather we have been having this past year, everyone needs one. Those who work from home and rely on staying connected in a pinch and those who rely on electricity-based medical equipment may be especially interested in having a whole-home generator installed. Give RE Sanders, Inc. a call today at 717-843-7894. You can also visit our website for more information on our services