Posts Tagged ‘whole house generators’

Why Get an Energy Audit Before Purchasing a Generator?

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

If you’re in the market for a new generator, you might want to consider getting an energy audit before making the purchase. We know, there are a lot of misconceptions about energy audits that they’re only for businesses or major buildings and not for homes—but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are several different types of home generators that could work for you, but your electrical systems might be too much for the generator you’re about to buy. How can you tell if that might happen?

Bingo! An energy audit will give a complete survey of how much energy you consume, as well as what systems are using the most and what devices you might consider not worth powering in the event that there’s a power outage. Overall, you might see yourself saving quite a bit of money after the whole process is finished, rather than get the wrong type of generator fitter for your house to only get stuck constantly calling for generator repair in Hammond, LA.

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Why a Whole-House Generator Might Be Right for You

Monday, August 19th, 2019

With the onslaught of thunderstorms coming this week and for the rest of the season, we’re definitely going to see an increase in generator purchases. With the climate changing, we’ve seen weather-related power outages double since 2003 and they’re only getting more severe. You’re lucky you’ve got your portable generator in the garage in case you lose power this season, right?

Well, you might not be as lucky as you think. Portable generators are meant for worksites, campsites, tailgating, and other—less power-intensive—energy needs. If you’re looking to power your whole house for a few days, including air conditioning, from the convenience of your smartphone, then you’re going to want to upgrade to a whole-house generator.

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What’s the Best Fuel Type for a Whole-House Generator?

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Owning a whole-house generator is all about preparedness. As such, you’ll need to take your generator’s fuel type into consideration as part of your preparations. Each fuel type has its own benefits and drawbacks; some of them might be hindrance to your plans while others could be an advantage.

Plus, if your generator starts having issues, you’ll want to understand all of the risks associated with its fuel type. For example, diesel is actually one of the least flammable fuel sources, while a fuel like natural gas can be dangerous if the gas lines become compromised.

Of course, all these factors and more are things that you’ll want to discuss with an expert of generator repair and installation in Hammond, LA.

In the meantime, we’ll tell you about some of the most common fuel types used with generators:

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Why You Can’t Rely on Portable Generators

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

whole-house-generator-installed-on-side-of-houseThere’s a big misconception about the capability of portable generators. Mainly, that they’re not nearly as capable as people think they are. The reason for this could be due to the gap between portable generators and whole-house generators; the portable option sounds more affordable and “good enough” when you finally need it.

However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. When it comes down to a true emergency, a whole-house generator will quickly be realized as a wise investment. Portable generators do have their uses, but they’re truly only for an as-needed basis. They simply can’t offer the same level of reliability and function that a whole-house generator can. Below are a few reasons why.

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