Best Backup Generators
Portable vs. Whole House
The Houston area can be hit with severe storms that bring high winds, rain and even hail. This means it is important to have a generator if you live here or in any other region of Texas for which the power grids are susceptible to these types weather conditions. There’s an abundance of information out there on what type best suits your home needs but we thought our experts would like some time talking about portable versus whole house generators so they might make their decision easier!
A generator is a common necessity in Texas. It provides comfort during power outages and can provide you with the electricity needed to keep your home warm, cool or even light up some lamps when there are blackouts!
Generators provide comfort during power outages by preventing a total loss of electricity, thereby allowing the continuation of some daily activities.
With different generator models available to you we’ll go over these two primary types: standby and portable generators
The first type is called “standby” or Continuous Power – it charges batteries which supplies continuous current in case there’s no grid-tie source (such as an outlet). Portable Generators can also serve this function; however typically require gas for operation since they don’t have enough storage capacity on their own like homes do.
A whole house generator is a type of backup power system that can provide enough electricity for your home. They typically work by running several appliances at once and they have an engine so you don’t need to add fuel yourself, but there’s more automation involved in programming than with portable generators- usually these come on when the utility goes down automatically!
Many homeowners are more familiar with portable generators. These smaller type of generator can be bought at your local hardware store, filled up and run in the short term but they don’t have enough power for an entire home when there is no electricity – plus these little machines might leak carbon monoxide gas!
So what’s a good way to keep food from going bad while waiting out this storm? Consider freezing it or turning down thermostat just one degree so that you’re not too cold during winter months without heat.
A whole house generator will provide you with the same comfort that traditional electricity does in a warm climate. While portable generators may offer minimal relief, they don’t supply life-essential necessities like water and being able stay cool during hot Texas summers with ease all day long without any intervention or interruption whatsoever; it is simply unbeatable perfection at its finest form!
The next major power outage is just around the corner, so it’s time to get your house generator installed. Contact our experts today at 713-863-1133 for more information on whole-home generators.