Standby generators are quickly becoming more common as homeowners recognize the benefit to having their own personal backup power supply. The power grid is not infallible and it seems like when you need power the most, it goes out. Peak usage can often overload a power grid resulting in an outage. If you want to avoid doing without power, you may want to consider having a standby generator installed by an electrician. Santa Monica home and business owners can call H Electric to learn more about generator installation services.
Although portable generators are an option, they are often not ideal for those who are not up to the task of wheeling the thing out and hooking up the various extension cords to the refrigerator and what not. One of the major bonuses of the portable generators is their price and portability.
Generators can be used to power your entire home or a few key appliances. Smaller generators are less expensive and are often deemed adequate. You could run your refrigerator, a few lights and a television all at once. When you think of generator size, you could safely imagine a scale of small to large. Medium-size generators would give you the freedom to the above along with a few kitchen appliances.
If you want your air conditioning unit, furnace or well pump in addition to the basic necessities, you will need to buy a larger generator. Business owners will likely have electronic equipment that needs powered and will also need to go with a larger generator. There are some more technical aspects to consider when you are choosing a generator. These are things you can discuss with your electrician in Santa Monica.
Give H Electric a call to discuss your options. If you would like to learn more about the generator sizes and what size you need for your home, give us a call today.