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Do I Need a Whole House Generator?

Parker Gas helps keep your home safe and comfortable during power outages

genertor installation Fayetteville, nc There are a lot of reasons the power can go out in your home and neighborhood.

The ones that most quickly come to mind may be thunderstorms, hurricanes, a car taking out a utility pole, and extreme heat like we had this summer putting too much demand on the electrical grid.

Whatever the reason, power outages can make your home uncomfortable and maybe even unsafe, while putting you at risk for property damage. You can protect your home and your loved ones with a propane whole-house standby generator from Parker Gas. We are a Briggs & Stratton authorized dealer, and provide expert generator installation and service.

You can also count on us to install your new generator’s propane tank and provide dependable propane delivery.

Benefits of a propane whole-house standby generator

A propane standby generator provides numerous benefits in terms of safety and comfort. Let’s explore some of them:

Keep your property and loved ones safe. While your home’s security system may come with a battery backup, it’s worth noting that the battery’s lifespan can be less than 24 hours. Having a whole-house generator allows your security system to stay operational.

During a power outage, a sump pump in your basement will be inoperative. This poses a significant risk to the items stored in your basement, such as furniture, Christmas decorations, and precious photo albums, as they may be irreversibly damaged by flooding. A standby generator will keep the sump pump running.

If there is someone in your household who relies on medical equipment such as a CPAP or home dialysis, it is crucial to have a whole-house backup generator. This ensures their safety and uninterrupted use of the equipment.

Keep your food safe. During a power outage, certain foods can spoil within as little as four hours. If the outage persists for a day or longer, it may become imperative to discard perishable items worth hundreds of dollars, as they will no longer be safe to eat.

A propane whole-house backup generator allows you to continue using essential appliances such as a microwave, coffee maker, multicooker, and air fryer during power outages. Additionally, it ensures the safety of your perishable food by keeping it cold or frozen.

Stay comfortable in your home. In the event of a power outage, your home’s HVAC system also ceases to function. This can be particularly inconvenient during the summer, as it means no air conditioning or fans to provide relief from the heat. In winter, the absence of power can result in freezing temperatures, putting your pipes at risk of bursting. However, with a propane whole house backup generator, you can ensure that your HVAC system remains operational, safeguarding your comfort and well-being.

Stay connected to the outside world. During a power outage, it is crucial to stay informed about current conditions and evacuation orders by staying in contact with local authorities. Additionally, maintaining communication with loved ones is of utmost importance. With the assistance of a propane whole-house backup generator, you can charge essential devices like phones and laptops. while also being able to watch TV and play video games.

How do propane standby generators work?

If you’ve ever used a portable generator, you’re aware that while they have their uses, their disadvantages far outweigh any benefits during a power outage.

The initial disadvantage is the need to venture outside in wet and potentially perilous conditions to manually activate the generator when there is a power outage. However, with a propane standby generator, it seamlessly activates in the event of a power interruption and automatically shuts off once electricity service is restored.

You have the flexibility to choose the standby generator size that perfectly suits your needs and budget. There are two types available for selection. The first type, known as “essential power,” is designed to provide electricity to specific equipment such as the refrigerator, HVAC system, and a few lights. It can also be used to power a particular area of your home, like the kitchen. On the other hand, the second type of generator is larger and has the capacity to supply power to an entire home that spans 2,500 square feet or more, even during extended power outages.

With a 5000-watt standby generator, you can expect a runtime of one to two days using a 100-gallon propane tank. However, by upgrading to a 500-gallon tank, the generator’s endurance increases significantly to 7 to 10 days. This becomes especially valuable in areas prone to prolonged power outages. Rest assured, we can assist you in finding the perfect propane tank to meet your generator’s needs.

Are you intrigued by what a propane whole-house standby generator can do for your home? Contact Parker Gas today to learn more!