by Todd Ellner
November 8, 2016 Home Maintenance

Emergency power is crucial for almost any home, so finding a way to use it in times of need becomes a number one priority.

The bigger the outage, the longer the repairs are likely to take.  (tweet this)

One of the most useful pieces of equipment for homeowners: a whole-house generator

An external generator can have many functions. Depending on the model you choose, a whole-house generator can supply power to a home in various ways. If you want to choose the best type of equipment for you and your family, think about flexibility vs demands.

In other words, make sure that the generator you choose will have some flexibility in how the power is generated to your house, but still meet your unique demands such as: the amount of electronics you need running in the house or the type of appliances that you can’t do without.

How does an external generator work?

In normal circumstances, once the generator has a fuel source, you have the possibility of turning it on so that it begins to produce electrical currents. These electrical currents are used through one of the generator’s receptacles.

Depending on the amount of watts they produce, external generators can run all the major appliances in your home, or just a small amount. So if you are dealing with lower watt generators, the best you can do is provide some lighting and maybe run a small appliance.

External generator functions in case of a power outage

The question is: what are your home needs in case of a 24 hour power outage? What about longer than that? This is one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself when buying a home generator.

Whether you live in a single family home or have an extended property, supplying power to a refrigerator or a furnace will have a significant impact on your family’s lifestyle.

Whole-house generators by Gialluisi Custom Homes

“One of the options that we make available to all our homeowners during construction is the upgrade to an external, whole-house generator system.” (Patrick Nardone)
The generator is ideal for situations when the power lines go down or there is a power failure, due to a winter storm, for example. It allows you to operate everything in the house on a continuous basis, just like having regular power.

“The system comes on and shuts off automatically, there is nothing that the homeowner has to do.” (Patrick Nardone)

More so, if the power goes down, the system will restart within 3 seconds and when power is returned through the normal system.
You can find additional information about the Gialluisi Custom Homes home generator experience by contacting us or calling: 908-206-4659 now.


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