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The Benefits of an Automatic Standby Generator

Winters in the Yonkers, NY area can be brutal and unforgiving, and while the civic electrical grid is built to handle a lot of stress, winter storms can knock the power out of even the most stalwart system. Prudent homeowners would do well to consider installing a back-up generator in their homes, to provide power for heat, light and refrigeration in the event of a crisis. Automatic stand-by generators, in particular, make a sensible choice, and can ensure that any household which uses them can aptly handle the transition in a crisis. They’re simply generators that are connected to the household’s power grid. When the power goes off, the generator automatically turns on to provide an essentially uninterrupted flow of electricity.

The Benefits They Provide

The big benefit of automatic standby generators over other types of generators is that they turn on instantly after detecting a loss of power to the home. This provides several tangible benefits over manual generators.

  • Ease of Access: A generator in a hard-to-reach place such as a basement or garage may take an effort to reach and turn on, which can be difficult in a crisis. Automatic standby generators suffer from none of those issues, since they don’t need a resident to reach them in order to activate.
  • No Delays: If the power goes out in the middle of the night while the home’s residents are asleep, or if the house is temporarily unoccupied, the results can be disastrous. Food in refrigerators and freezers might spoil, a lack of heat may turn the entire household to a freezer, and similar electrical appliances that need to run constantly will create a disaster. An automatic standby generator will keep the power running constantly, ensuring that essential appliances remain operational.

Contact Yost and Campbell Heating, Cooling and Generators to discuss generator installation and repair.

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