Gretna, Louisiana, residents are no strangers to power outages. With hurricane season in full swing, having a generator could literally be a lifesaver for you and your family. Here are just a few reasons why investing in a whole-home generator is a smart move.
Whole-home generators have longer runtimes than portable units. Portable units are limited by how much generator fuel you’ve stocked up on in advance, which isn’t the most convenient option when an unexpected storm hits. Whole-home generators are connected directly to your home’s liquid propane or natural gas fuel source, allowing them to provide reliable backup power for a much longer period of time.
Easier to Fuel
Propane is an excellent source of fuel for generators because you can store it either underground or aboveground in a propane tank. Propane is also a more obtainable fuel source during natural disasters. Just think of all those times gas stations ran out of gasoline due to peak demand. With a whole-home generator, you don’t have to worry about sourcing fuel because it’s already on your property. Unlike other types of fuel, propane stores safely for an indefinite amount of time, never succumbing to contamination or degrading.
Since a whole-home generator is directly tied to your home’s fuel source and electrical connections, it automatically switches on as soon as there’s a power outage. Generator power is immediately directed to the home’s emergency circuits, so it’s almost like you haven’t lost power at all.
The largest whole-home generators have enough power to keep your air conditioner, water heater, sump pump, and all appliances running. You don’t have to worry about spoiled food or dealing with uncomfortable heat. These generators allow your family to ride out power outages as if nothing happened in the first place.
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