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Purchasing a home generator can be a great investment. Though, there are different types of products to consider so it's important to assess which one has features that best meet your needs. In this guide, we'll compare some basic facts about mobile and standby generators.
Why Invest in Home Generators?A home generator is a great way to ensure that your family will always have the power they need. The power supply can become a fragile thing during natural disasters or other big events that affect electricity supply. Investing in a home generator can also be a necessity for some families that perhaps have members on life-supporting equipment.
Mobile GeneratorsGenerators that run on diesel have several advantages for home use. Their higher fuel efficiency means that they run longer, allowing you to get the most out of this investment. Also, a safety consideration to make is the fact that diesel is the least flammable fuel type, ensuring that your generator does not present any risks or hazards to you and your loved ones. Having a mobile unit of choice that can travel without constant maintenance and safety hazards makes diesel the most comforting and functional option.
Mobile products, by and large, create less power and are noisier than standby models. A mobile generator will need to be properly stored when not in use, and then will need to be brought out of storage, connected to the main circuit breaker system, and started manually. This can sometimes prove challenging during a storm or winter weather event.
Standby GeneratorsA standby or stationary generator is a whole house power backup system. These types of systems are permanently installed in your home by a professional. These systems will require insulated weatherproof housing to protect the system from the elements. This type of weatherproof housing, however, will also reduce the amount of noise produced by the generator.
This system will kick in automatically when other power sources fail. This is very convenient and a lot safer than trying to manually hook up a mobile system during a weather event. A standby system is capable of running your entire house. This is a huge convenience as the fuel source can come from a home propane tank and essentially run your home for days or even weeks in the event of a long-term outage.
Make sure you evaluate your home's power needs before investing in a system. To learn more about our product selection, please contact A&A Power Generators today.