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Generator Guide: What is a Whole-House Generator?


A power outage can range from a mild inconvenience to a full blown disaster, depending on how long it lasts. While a few hours without the lights on can be rectified by flashlights and a few candles, going without power for a few days or longer is a bigger challenge. That is why you may want to consider the installation of a whole-house generator in your New City, NY home, especially if you live in an area prone to inclement weather. Protect your home, your convenience and your safety with the installation of a whole-house generator by Design Air, Inc.

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A whole-house generator is an emergency backup system that can provide power to your home when the electricity goes out. When you are not able to procure electricity from the local power grid your whole-house generator will kick on, providing you and your family some of the convenience that comes with access to dependable electricity. There are a number of factors that must be considered when deciding on the right whole-house generator for your home.

If you do not experience power outages very often or if you are rarely away from home then you may choose to opt for a manual generator. With this type of backup system you will have to manually power it up when the electricity goes out. This is fine, unless you are away from home and want the power on for any reason.

Should there be concern about the power going out for any amount of time, from food spoilage to medical systems running on electricity, an automatic whole-house generator is probably a better option. You do not need to be home in the event of a power outage in order to activate these systems. They will sense the power outage and come on automatically. They are generally more expensive, but offer more complete security.

For more information about the installation of a whole-house generator in New City, NY, contact the professionals at Design Air, Inc. We are happy to help you find the right backup power system for your needs. Call us today to learn more about the selection, sizing, installation and service of your whole-house generator.