Standby Generator for Your Houston Home
With the recent and ongoing threats from tropical systems, many Houston residents think about how a standby generator might be beneficial. We honestly couldn’t agree more. These robust weather systems usually hit Texas’s great state at the height of summer when temperatures hover in the 90-degree mark. Who wants to be without power for days in melting heat?
But, as many Texans know, it doesn’t take a hurricane or a tropical storm to knock out electricity. One volatile thunderstorm can knock power out in an instant. A nearby car accident can also wreak havoc on our comfortable lifestyles by knocking down a power pole. And when winter comes, one strong northern wind could take down a tree and a power line along with it.
The truth is, we depend on electricity and take it for granted. We think it’ll be there until it isn’t. Most of us would rather not be stuck in limbo, waiting forever for electrical power to be restored.
Being Prepared is Everything
Electrical outages are no fun at all! But, when you already have an emergency power generator in place, it makes everything so much easier.
There’s no having to figure out how to prevent food in the refrigerator from spoiling. You don’t have to worry about how you’re going to get that report for work out in time. You can still relax in front of a movie in the evening. Best of all, there’s plenty of fresh, cool air to breathe!
And, forget flashlights! A whole-house generator means the lighting in your home still works with the flick of a switch!
Ahh! The comforts of home. Where would we be without them?
When the power goes out, no need to worry when you have a standby generator. If the electric grid fails, an emergency power generator becomes the main source of power for your home until the lights (and the air conditioning) come back on. What’s even better is that a standby generator will come on automatically.
Most Texas residents who have whole-house generators installed in their homes still prefer to have an emergency kit available when it comes to preparing for storms, and it’s always a good idea. But, a standby generator makes everything so much easier and offers greater peace of mind.
Portable Generators VS Standby Generators
While many Houston residents already have portable generators, many homeowners see the merit of a whole-house power generator. For one, it is simply much safer and more convenient than a portable generator. Portable generators can be dangerous.
Some residents use portable generators in an enclosed space, which can be lethal. A portable generator has to be placed well away from the house to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. You also have to be available to refill the fuel yourself when it runs out, and you have to have the right expertise to know which extension cords are safe to use.
While portable generators can be easily moved and are less costly, they’ll only fun a few appliances. On the other hand, a whole-house power generator, or standby generator, does exactly what it sounds like — it’ll run the entire home.
The company that installs the generator for you, services the generator so that there’s no maintenance to you. Standby generators are installed outside of the home, much in the same way your home’s central air conditioning is. So, it’s much safer to operate.
Speaking of which, an emergency power generator detects when power is lost to the home and automatically comes on quickly, usually in less than 10 seconds. You don’t have to be present for your whole house power generator to operate, and your technician refuels it for you.
The clear advantages of a whole-house power generator for your Harris County home are easy to see. Standby generators are great when the power goes out, whether it’s because a vehicle involved in an accident has pulled down a power pole, or a hurricane takes the power out for a week.
The electrical team at Illuminations Lighting Design has installed standby power generators for many of Houston’s residents. We can also take care of your other residential electrical needs, including lighting design within your home, cabinet lighting, and landscape lighting.
Just give us a call at 713-863-1133 to schedule a power generator installation for your home. You’ll be glad you did before the next tropical weather system comes around.