What Are Standby Generators?
Unlike their portable counterparts that must be manually turned on when needed, standby generators operate automatically to provide immediate emergency backup power. Even if you’re not at home, these generators turn on within seconds of the grid going down.
That’s pretty useful given the frequency of hurricanes and flooding in a state like Florida.
Additional benefits of standby generators include:
Low maintenance. You only need to service these generators every 2 to 3 years. And they last significantly longer than portable generators do.
Continuous operation. Because standby generators rely on propane or natural gas (connected to the main), there’s no need to refuel them. So even if a power outage last for weeks or months, you have continuous electricity.
Energy load. Standby generators are powerful enough to support all of your home’s appliances until the grid comes back online.
In addition, many homeowners are surprised at how quiet standby generators are – especially when compared to louder, portable alternatives.