What Kind of Generator Is Right For My Home?

Written on: January 17, 2022

A propane whole-house backup generator gives you security and comfort!

generator installation connecticutWicked weather can hit western Connecticut any time of year, causing the power to go out.

Other things can cause power outages, including car accidents and electrical grid failures. Whatever the reason, Santa Energy can keep your home safe and comfortable with propane whole-house backup generators. We’re a Generac dealer, and Generac is the gold standard for generators.

We will safely and expertly install your generator, as well as provide reliable propane delivery for it.

Whole-house backup generators offer a lot

Our Generac whole-house generators are also known as standby generators. That’s because it is standing by, ready to go whenever you need it. When the power goes out, the generator activates after 10 seconds to see whether it’s a flicker or not. You don’t have to do anything!

A full propane tank can keep your home in power for at least a week. That’s especially important in more rural areas of towns like Easton, Newtown, and Wilton, where it can take several days for the power to be restored after storms where trees have taken down many stretches of power lines.

You can have lights, safely cold food in the refrigerator and freezer, other kitchen equipment such as microwaves, coffeemakers, and multicookers, medical equipment like electric wheelchairs and electric scooters, a working sump pump, an operating home security system, the comfort of home heating and cooling, and the ability to use and charge electronics like computers, laptops, TVs, and phones.

Portable generators: The downside

Portable generators don’t cost a lot. But you also don’t get a lot.

Propane cylinders or gasoline are the most common fuels used in portable generators. Portable generators will not have enough fuel for lengthy outages unless you have extra propane cylinders or several gallons of gasoline at your home.

If your power goes out at night or during a storm, you must go outdoors, fill up your portable generator, then connect it to your house. That can be both challenging and hazardous.

Portable generators pose a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. They should never be used indoors or in enclosed areas such as a garage, carport, or sunporch.

Power is one area where the limitations of portable generators are clear. You may be able to keep the lights and fridge on, but running the sump pump, charging electronics and other uses are likely off the table.

Santa Energy is your one-stop shop for adding a Generac propane whole-house backup generator to your home. Get in touch with us today so you’ll be ready for whatever the weather throws at us!