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Why You Can Count On a Whole House Generator

If you were one of the thousands of people that lost power in the latest storm, you’re likely giving some serious thought to finally getting a whole house generator in Milwaukee, WI. Being subjected to snow and wind storms that are severe enough to cut power is becoming more and more frequent and power outages are lasting longer.

Losing power is bad enough, but experiencing a loss of power during a winter storm is even worse. You can’t afford to be without heat, hot water, and the ability to cook food when it’s freezing cold out and you’re unable to drive due to hazardous roads. 

That’s where the genius of a whole-house generator comes in. These powerful devices have the ability to provide backup power for your entire house during extreme circumstances. Read on to learn about all the ways you can count on a whole-house generator.

Drawbacks of Portable Generators

A portable generator may seem like an easy and affordable solution when the power goes out. But did you know that a portable generator can supply power to a limited number of outlets in your home? No one wants to have to pick and choose which items will stay powered on during an outage. You want your home to function as it does when the power is on. You won’t get that level of performance from a portable generator.

Keep Your Whole House Powered

When you think about all the things you lose access to during a power outage, the inconveniences really add up. Here’s a list of things that you’ll have to go without when the empower goes out:

  • Hot water
  • Heating 
  • Appliances for cooking
  • Refrigerator and freezer
  • Internet and cable television
  • Your home’s security system

A whole home backup generator allows your home to function as it normally would with the basic necessities: heating, lighting, hot water, and appliances. You won’t have to pick and choose which outlets and appliances receive power. Your home will operate practically the same as when the power is on.

Keep Your House Powered On Even When You’re Not Home

Doesn’t it always seem like the power goes out at the most inconvenient times? For example, when you’re at work or in the middle of the night when you’re asleep. You don’t want to wake up in the morning to discover your refrigerator hasn’t had power for several hours. 

A whole house generator can turn itself on the moment the power goes out to keep your home supplied with electricity. The ability to do so is thanks to an automatic transfer switch that constantly monitors the availability of electricity throughout your home. When it detects that the power has gone out, the switch activates the generator and switches the home over to use its power output. 

Hands-Off, Hassle-Free Convenience

A whole-house generator is connected to the natural gas line that runs into your home from the municipal source. This means you don’t have to worry about keeping it fueled up like you would with a portable generator. You won’t have to worry about storing fuel throughout the year or going on a fuel run when the power is out–along with everyone else in the neighborhood. 

Don’t wait any longer for professional generator installation. Contact Capital Heating, Cooling & Electric. and be prepared the next time the power goes out. We’ve proudly served homes throughout Wisconsin since 2007.

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