The New Orleans area is now in the middle of hurricane season. In extreme weather, you can lose power in your Harahan, LA, home for days or even weeks. A backup generator can restore power in your home and keep your family out of the dark.

About Home Standby Generators

Home standby generators may be costly, but technicians permanently install this type of generator outside, and it can power your entire home. Standby generators sense when the power is out and automatically turn on to generate electricity. They connect directly to your circuit breaker and to a fuel source such as propane or natural gas.

Is a Backup Generator Right for My Harahan, LA Home?

With easy automatic operation, a home standby generator is the ideal choice for a hurricane-prone area. Keep in mind it is a permanent addition to your home, and a trained professional must install it. However, the peace of mind a standby generator provides may be worth the extra cost for you.

How to Choose a Home Standby Generator

Generators come in a range of sizes based on wattage. The right home standby generator for your home depends on its size, the number of items you need to power and your budget.

What Size Generator Do You Need?

The total wattage for all the electrical equipment that you plan to power determines what size generator you need. To get an estimate, start by making a list of each appliance, air conditioner and other pieces of electrical equipment in your home. Record both the continuous and surge wattage for each electrical device, and then total all the wattage.

A backup generator can keep your family comfortable when the storms hit Harahan, LA. Call us at Bryans United Air Conditioning to find out more about backup generators for your home.

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