Home backup generator generators can be a lifesaver when a power failure occurs. Larger power draws from major appliances, such as refrigerators, ovens, washers and dryers will likely consume too much power together. The most important appliance, the heating and cooling system, will most likely not be able to be powered by a standard gasoline generator. When a power outage does occur during a winter storm conditions can become deadly for home owners without a Home Backup Generator in Scottsdale, AZ.
Without a properly functioning HVAC system the inside temperature can plummet in the span of just an hour. While adding layers of clothing will help to keep the family warm, the elderly and young are more susceptible to the frigid temperatures of winter. The average space heater should be able to be powered by a gasoline generator, but not for long. There are some portable generators available from which an individual may select. Although not an energy efficient solution, only the largest on the market will be able to supply enough power to operate major appliances. Not all generators are created equal. While most home improvement stores and commercial equipment suppliers should be able to help a home owner calculate what wattage rating will be necessary to fulfill their needs. One major concern with any generator used to supply power to home appliances and electronics, and not often considered, is how sensitive appliances and electronics are to voltage fluctuations.
"Dirty" power can damage any piece of electronic equipment; even those used inside major appliances and a home's heating system. A voltage regulator is necessary to reduce or eliminate the chances of costly damage. Some of the manufacturers of the largest generators will advertise built-in voltage regulators. The majority of units will not. The home owner should take not of whether there is a guarantee provided regarding any electronics damage sustained while having a voltage regulator. Other niceties which are available and worthy of serious consideration are electric starting, fuel gauge and the use of a manual or automatic transfer switch. While the investment in a voltage regulator and reasonably rated generator may and will likely be expensive, when the main power is restored the last thing any individual will want to do is have an expensive repair bill waiting due to a damaged HVAC system or other home appliances. Call today for a new Home Backup Generator in Scottsdale, AZ.