Six Benefits of a Propane Whole House Generator
It seems like every time we turn on the news these days there’s a story about severe weather somewhere in the country – and we’re certainly not immune from Mother Nature’s fury here in Maryland. While we can’t control the weather, we can do things to protect ourselves from its dangers and aftermath.
One of the best ways to prepare for severe weather is by investing in a propane whole house generator (also called a backup or standby generator) – a unit installed outside your home that connects to your electrical systems and a supply of propane.
Resembling a central A/C unit with a top on it, a whole house generator is designed to start automatically when you lose power – usually less than 30 seconds after an outage.
A propane generator does much more than simply keep your lights on. Some benefits to having a whole house generator include:
- Protection from flood – A generator will keep your sump pump working to keep the water out of your house.
- Protection from theft – A backup generator will keep home security systems up and running to protect your valuables.
- Protection for your food – Generators can keep hundreds of dollars of food from spoiling and even keep your electric stove and oven running.
- Staying connected – Battery operated radios, laptops, tablets and cellphones eventually need to be recharged. A generator will help keep communication lines open.
- Medical system support – A whole house generator can save a life by keeping emergency medical equipment working during an outage.
- Comfort – A whole house generator will keep your HVAC, heat pump, and Indoor air quality equipment running to keep your family safe and comfortable at home.
Carroll Home Services sells and installs top quality generators by GE, and maintains and repairs generators of all types, including diesel, propane, gas and natural gas systems. Contact us today to learn more.
Be prepared for any weather – contact Carroll today to get a FREE estimate on a standby propane generator for your home.