There’s no appliance in your home that goes from “barely remembered” to “absolutely crucial” as quickly as a whole-house generator does. These generators, also known as standby generators, are installed outside of the home and connected to a fuel source.
Of course, a generator can only help you if it’s working. We can’t imagine anything as frustrating as installing a generator just for the purpose of running it through a disaster and then having it fail to start on the day of said disaster. To make sure it’s ready, we highly urge you to have your routine maintenance performed.