If you’ve been thinking about investing in a whole house generator, you’re probably going back and forth trying to decide if the benefits are really worth it. Will you really even need to use your generator that often? There’s no guarantee that you will experience a power outage in the near future.
But a generator is a long-term investment. It can protect your home and family from power outages for decades to come. When you’re ready to invest in a whole house generator, you can give our team a call to schedule this electrical service in Brandon, MS. You can also keep reading to learn more about the lifespan of generators and what to expect when you have a whole house generator.
Unexpected Power Outages
The goal of a whole house generator is that it turns on automatically when there is a power outage so you don’t have an interruption of service. The generator connects directly to the electrical lines of your home, receiving a signal when there is a loss of power. The signal triggers your generator to turn on and power any lights and appliances that are connected to the circuits in your home. A whole house generator is strong enough to power everything in your home as if you were not without power at all.
The Whole House Difference
You may be wondering if you could just invest in a small portable generator instead. While this option may be more affordable, it is also a much bigger hassle. A portable generator does not turn on automatically. You have to connect it and then pick and choose which appliances and lights you want to power.
A portable generator is not usually strong enough to power everything in your home at one time. You also have to refill the fuel in a portable generator manually, while a whole house generator connects directly to the fuel source. With the whole house generator, you don’t have to worry about storing a supply of fuel just in case there is a power outage.
One of the top questions we get about whole house generators is how long they last. This is a tricky question, because it really depends on how much you need to use your generator for power outages. However, a whole house generator can last for anywhere between 20-40 years. As long as you take excellent care of your generator by keeping up on maintenance, even when you don’t have to use it, the system will last you for many decades to come.
In fact, it may even outlast you living in your current home. The good news is, if you do ever decide to sell your home and move, a whole house generator can increase your home’s value. So even if you move on and do not get the direct benefit of your whole house generator, you will easily get your money back out of it.
Contact AirSouth Cooling and Heating today to schedule an appointment for generator services.