You probably already know that your electricity will go out at some point. Now work on what you can do to protect your home.
The best and most reliable option is an automatic standby home generator, which is a machine that can bring your lights back on. You may have heard about portable generators. These are a great option for taking power with you, but when it comes to backing up your home, they don’t match up to a stationary generator. Consider a few things about portable models:
- A portable model has to be protected from inclement weather and manually started – a major pain if weather is the cause of the outage in the first place.
- Portable units need to be refueled often and cannot run for long periods of time.
- A portable unit is not anchored to anything, so if you’ll have to find a secure place to store it.
A stationary generator can cost several thousand dollars so you need to make a careful decision about which generator will best fit your needs. Try using generator sizing tools to help you with the selection process. The more of your house you want to keep buzzing during a power outage, the more the generator will cost. Generators are not a cheap or easy investment, but they are the right choice to protect your peace of mind.