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Whole Home Backup Generators

Generators Offer More Control and Flexibility with Your Power Options

A permanently installed home backup generator protects your home and enables you to keep comfortable when your home loses power. Home generators, which use natural gas, sit outside of your home just like a central HVAC unit. With a home backup generator, your home’s electrical system will be automatically supplied with power during an outage, using natural gas to keep your home running until the electric grid is fixed. This allows you to stay comfortable and productive until your utility company is able to restore power to your home.

What are my options?

Home generators come in many shapes and sizes. They can be used to restore power to an entire home through the outage or just power the essentials, such as your refrigerator. Some homeowners aim to be completely unaffected during a power outage while others simply need to avoid the strain of being without essential appliances and replacing perishables after an outage. Arnold Electrical installs backup generators to run sump pumps, security lighting, air conditioning units, water heaters, and everything in between, so you can take on the next power outage with ease.

Keep Your Essential Appliances Running

Whether you’re looking to keep your home completely functional or just cover the essentials, here are some appliances that homeowners generally want to send power to during an outage:

  • Refrigerator and freezer
  • Central air conditioning
  • Electric water heater
  • Gas furnace
  • Electric garage door
  • Microwave
  • Electric or gas cooktop

How many systems you want to power with your generator — and how much power each of them requires — will determine the size of your generator, or how many Watts it can generate. The team at Arnold Electrical can help you determine which appliances are most essential to your needs and recommend the best generator for your home.

What to Consider When Selecting a Backup System:

Because there are so many different options to choose from, you should carefully consider several factors before settling on a whole-home generator. You should ask yourself these questions:

  • Would you rather have the generator transfer to backup power manually or automatically? While manual transfers are a sound choice in most cases, automatic transfers keep the electricity flowing even when you’re away from home. If you’re at work or out of town, you can rest assured knowing that you won’t come home to a disaster resulting from a power loss.
  • Are you only worried about a few key systems, or do you want to ensure full comfort and convenience through any outage period and back up the entire house? You’ll need to decide exactly which appliances and systems are essential to your comfort in order to choose a properly sized generator.

Arnold Electrical can customize a backup power generation system for your specific needs based on your budget, priorities, and what will give you full peace of mind.

If a backup generator is part of your safety plan, contact us today by starting a service request so one of our licensed electricians can help you.

Why Choose Arnold Electrical?

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