How To Choose A Standby Generator


how to choose a standby generator, Boston, MassachusettsInstalling a standby generator will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing when the power goes out, regardless of the season, you’ll be able to weather a power outage comfortably.

You’ll also be able to ensure that essential appliances such as refrigerators, heating and cooling systems, and communication devices continue to function, keeping your family fed, comfortable and informed.

Standby generator options generally include the following three choices:

  • While they cost more than other systems, and may require you to upgrade your gas meter and pour a load-bearing slab, a whole-house standby generator offers homeowners maximum access to power during an outage. When a weather front knocks the power out, all of your home’s systems continue to receive power.
  • For homeowners that have limited space and/or fuel storage capacity, a selected- or essential-circuit system makes life much easier. Typically, you will be able to run up to 16 circuits at a time, allowing you to provide power to your furnace and a few other select appliances. These types of units offer a smaller price tag, while ensuring basic home comfort during an outage.
  • Smart-circuit generators are rapidly gaining in popularity with homeowners due to their capacity and efficiency. They can power all of your home systems during an outage with one caveat: They can’t do so all at once. Using a “smart circuit,” the unit turns off certain appliances for a short period of time when more power is needed to start up appliances that require a lot of power when cycling on, like a furnace.

Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning has been serving the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts for 80 years. We pride ourselves on being able to help our customers with all of their plumbing and HVAC needs, and can help you choose the best standby generator system to fit your home and your budget. We guarantee every job we do, so call us today, and enjoy peace of mind tomorrow.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Solutions Guide.

Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning serves the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts. .  Visit our website to see our special offers to get started today!

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