Generators are a powerful type of equipment that can protect you and your home in the event of an emergency that causes the power to go out. At Dunlow Mechanical, many of our customers are interested in generators, but don’t know much about them.
Here are a few things you should know about adding a generator to your home before you get the install process going:
1. Understand your power needs—You may need a smaller generator than the home next door, or vice versa, depending on your home’s power needs. Figure out how much power you would need to keep your home running during an outage based on the different appliances you use and their wattages.
2. Your feature options—When it comes to generators, these systems come equipped with many different features. Depending on the generator you choose, you can pick one with an electric starter, alternative fuel capacity, a fuel gauge, a low-oil shutoff button, or a removable console.
3. Buy at the right time—Many homeowners purchase generators after a major storm. However, the best time to purchase and install a generator is now– before a major emergency strikes.
We would be happy to tell you more about the different generators we install and how to pick the best one for your home. For more information about generators or to schedule your install, reach out to us today.