Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog : Posts Tagged ‘whole house generator’

Don’t Entrust the Home to Portable Generators

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

generatorMany homeowners like to have a portable generator on hand. We understand the appeal: it’s nice knowing that there’s a backup energy source in the home. It’s small, easy to wheel around, portable, and powerful. They’re great to take on camping trips or for events where power is needed. We have no issue with portable generators being used in accordance with their capacity.

However, we can’t condone the use of portable generators for the home. It’s hard to resist thinking that a portable generator or two can be a convenient way to power up a home during an outage. But in truth, they’ll become a huge hassle if used that way. Below are a few reasons why it’s wiser to invest instead in a whole-house generator.

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Consider This Before Installing a Whole-House Generator

Monday, December 17th, 2018

whole-house-generator-installationAn automatic standby generators, also known as whole-house generators, are truly lifesavers when it comes to a disaster. They’ll keep homes and buildings running for days at a time until power returns.

Before investing in such a piece of equipment, though, it’s important to understand one’s own expectations of the system in order to purchase the right kind.

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