Whole House Generators

Whole House Generators

In our society, electricity is one of the resources most often taken for granted. Many people do not realize how reliant they are on electricity until a power outage forces them to do without it. Many winter seasons past have left homes without electricity, and for a majority of families that also means foregoing heat and hot water. This kind of deficit is not only uncomfortable, but potentially life-threatening if temperatures dip below freezing. The smartest solution to this problem is whole house generators.

Whole house generators are somewhat expensive; most generators cost over $12,000. But, considering the asset they provide to you and your family during a power outage, can you really afford to go without one? A whole house generator will supply electricity to your home until electrical companies can fully restore service in your area. In the meantime, a whole house generator will begin supplying power to your home’s most vital electrical appliances and equipment.

Since deciding which generator is right for your home can be somewhat overwhelming, here are a few facts that you may want to consider.

  • Identify which electrically-supplied appliances or devices in your home are the most important. Some of these electrical items may be a water heater (if it does not run on gas), a refrigerator and your heating and cooling system.
  • Consider the option of a built-in transfer switch. Whole house generators with a built-in transfer switch will automatically turn on in the event of a power outage.
  • Since whole house generators require an adequate amount of space, determine the location on you property that will allow for a generator.
  • Since all whole house generators require a fuel source for operation, decide if you prefer a generator that can operate on propane, natural or petroleum gas.
  • Carefully consider and consult with a general contractor about all the unit’s specifications, to determine which whole house generators may be right for you and fit into your budget.

Center Island Contracting’s licensed general contractor team has years of experience in installing whole house generators. Our knowledgeable general contractor staff is here to assist you in choosing the right generator for your emergency electrical supply. Call Center Island Contracting at 631-465-9765 or contact us for a consultation or to arrange for your whole house generator installation.