Whole-House Generator Installation
Stay powered on with a whole-home generator installation from ARS/Rescue Rooter.
Reliable Generator Installation
In the event of an outage or bad weather, you don't want to be left in the dark. You don't often think about how many parts of your family's daily life rely on electricity until you no longer have it. Don't take your home's power for granted, and consider investing in peace of mind with backup power solutions from ARS/Rescue Rooter today.
A backup generator is a standby generator that is used to provide backup power in the event of a power outage. Backup generators are typically used in businesses and hospitals, but more homeowners are seeing the benefits of home installation services for their family's safety.
Backup generators work by converting fuel into electricity. The generator installation includes a diesel engine, alternator, and battery bank. The diesel engine runs the alternator, which generates electricity. The battery bank stores energy from the generator so that it can be used when the generator is not running.
Home backup generators are typically sized to provide enough power to run essential loads in the home such as the furnace, refrigerator, and lights. Standby generators can provide enough power to run an entire home or business.
To learn more about installation costs or to get a free estimate on generator installation, call us today or book an appointment with our trained electricians.
Benefits of Standby Generator Installation
The average home in the US consumes nearly 30 kWh of power every day, or 1.25 kWh every hour. That's equivalent to charging 20 laptops at the same time, even more during busier times of day. Sometimes a portable generator won't do, and you may want to consider having enough backup power so you and your family can continue comfort even during the most serious local power outage.
In the event of a power outage, a home generator can:
- Keep your food from spoiling in the fridge and freezer
- Let you continue washing and drying clothes
- Leave the lights on, no more flashlights and candles in the dark
- Keep your water hot, from showers to laundry
- Give you the option to cook for your family with a working kitchen
- Charge your phone and computer to stay informed in an emergency
Portable Generator vs. Whole-House Standby Generator
When most people think of a generator, they usually think of the portable kind you can take with you on camping trips or out to the garage to power tools. A standby generator is a completely different beast. Though both types of generators produce continuous power and electricity, there are some key differences between them.
First and foremost, a standby generator is permanently installed at your home while a portable generator can be moved around relatively easily. Standby generators are connected to your home's electrical system, while portable generators run off gasoline or propane tanks. Because they're permanently installed, standby generators are automatically turned on when power outages occur. Portable generators must be started manually.
Another major difference between the two types of generators is their size. A standby generator is much larger than a portable generator, typically taking up a good chunk of space in your garage or backyard. This is because standby generators need to be able to generate enough power to run your entire home. Portable generators are smaller and more lightweight, making them easier to transport.
Which Backup Power Generator is Right for Your Home?
If you're looking for a backup generator that will automatically turn on during a power outage, then a standby generator is the way to go. No matter what type of generator you choose, make sure you have it installed by a qualified electrician. Generator installation can tricky and should only be done by a tradesperson.
The licensed electricians at ARS/Rescue Rooter are experts at home generators. Uninterrupted power during an outage can keep appliances, your heating and cooling systems, and anything else requiring power running.
Don't be caught in an emergency with no power - contact your local ARS/Rescue Rooter to find out if a whole-home generator is right for your home.