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Why You Always Need a Great Generator

Monday, October 28th, 2019

standby-generatorHave you ever experienced a storm that was bad enough to make you worry about the power going out? Or maybe you’ve been sitting at dinner when suddenly you found yourself sitting in the dark and trying to remember where the candles were.

If this situation sounds familiar, you may want to consider installing a whole-house generator in Pearl River, NY. These handy systems help keep the lights on when inclement weather decides to cut the power.

If you aren’t sure that a whole house generator could be a good choice for your home, let us give you some information on the benefits of having one.

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A Guide to Installing a Backup Generator in Your Home

Monday, December 11th, 2017

generator-installation-servicesWinter is coming, and with it will come a new wave of blizzards and inclement weather that will hit the area hard. Our civic electrical grids are usually up to the challenge, but Mother Nature always has the final word, and your home can find itself without power as quickly as it takes a power line to blow over. You should always have preparations for such incidents in mind, including food, warm blankets, and other supplies ready to hold out a few days if necessary.

But the best way to keep your home safe from power outages is a backup generator installed on your property. A good generator will keep you connected no matter what’s happening in the world outside. And with help from your technician, you can ensure that it’s installed the right way. Here are a few tips to guide you in the right direction.

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Considerations When Installing a New Generator

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Inclement weather is a way of life here in New City, NY, and while our electrical grid is sound and reliable, nothing is guaranteed when storms or blizzards hit. The same goes double for rural residents who might not have reliable access to the electrical grid, and need a whole-house generator to power their household appliances. If you’ve made the decision to install a new generator or replace an old one, congratulations! A generator can be a huge asset to your home. But before you schedule an installation, it pays to consult with a trained expert who can help you select the best make and model for you. Here are some considerations for you to think about when planning for your new system.

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What Are the Benefits of a Whole House Generator?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

We have a very reliable power gird in New City, NY, and residents don’t have to fear extended problems with their electrical systems. But severe weather and human error can wreak havoc with that system, and while power outages don’t happen every day, you want to be prepared for the times when they do. A whole house generator can mitigate such disasters, and ensure your family’s safety and comfort in the process. What are the benefits of a whole-house generator? Read on for a few answers.

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Which Fuel Type Should I Use for My Whole Home Generator?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Whole home generators can get your household through a power outage virtually unscathed, but they need one thing to do so: fuel. There are three main types of fuel used to power whole home generators:

  • Natural gas
  • Liquid propane (LP)
  • Diesel

Which type is best for you? Let’s take a look.

Natural Gas

Natural gas is the most convenient of the three fuel types because your whole home generator can be connected directly to the main gas line coming into your home. This means there’s no need to monitor the fuel level on your part, arrange for delivery, or fuel the generator yourself. Most whole home generators come equipped with an automatic switching mechanism that directs the generator to automatically power your home as soon as power from the utility company is interrupted, so choosing natural gas for fuel can provide you with a very easy system to manage. However, not all home have access to natural gas.

LP

LP, or liquid propane, is distributed via a propane tank, so if you choose to use LP to power your generator, you’ll need to have a propane tank and a company that can make fuel deliveries. Your whole home generator will connect directly to the LP tank, so you won’t have to worry about adding fuel yourself, but you will have to monitor the tank to ensure you have enough fuel to power your generator. LP has a long shelf life, enabling it to be stored for a long time, and will burn almost as cleanly as natural gas.

Diesel

Whole home generators that use diesel fuel for power have a large, protected storage tank underneath them for storing the fuel. With this type of fuel, you will have to monitor the system and re-fuel yourself.

Working with an expert in regard to your home’s generator installation is the best way to ensure that you install a generator that fits the needs of your home should a power outage occur. Need help making decisions about your new whole home generator? Call the experts at Design Air Inc., today and schedule an appointment for your home in New City, NY.

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Westchester County, NY Generator Guide: What to Look for in a Whole House Generator

Monday, February 25th, 2013

If you’ve ever been without power for an extended period of time then you know how inconvenient and, in some cases, dangerous it can be if the weather is extreme. In situations like hurricane Sandy where millions of people were without power for days, having a whole home generator could potentially protect your family from power outage. But what should you look for when considering a whole home generator in Westchester County, NY? We thought it would be helpful to put together some of the initial things you should consider as you move forward with buying a whole home generator.

Generator Size

Probably the first thing that you should think about is how much power you need to power your home. Generators come in all different kinds of sizes and you need to figure out what size will be appropriate for your home. The output of the generator will greatly impact the cost as well. You need to take your budget into account when you’re deciding what generator to buy. You could get a generator that can power your entire home. But if you don’t have the budget for that, you could get one that can power just your refrigerator and heating system.

Pull-Start or Electric

If you get a generator under 5,000 Watts, it could have a pull-start. If your power goes out you’ll have to walk out to the generator and start it manually by pulling the cord. If you don’t think you’ll be able to do that or if you don’t want to have to do that, there are whole home generators that will come on automatically when the power drops off.

Fuel

Your generator will most likely run on some kind of gas or oil product in order to run. You should check on the availability of fuels in your area. In almost every case natural gas is cheaper. But definitely check with your local utility companies or suppliers about the pricing and availability of propane, oil and natural gas.

If you have any questions about whole home generators and which one is right for your home, call Design Air. We provide complete whole home generator installation, repair and maintenance throughout the Westchester County, NY area. Contact us today. 

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Generator Guide: What is a Whole-House Generator?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

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.

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.

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