Standby Vs. Portable Generators
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Is a Portable Generator for You?
If you think that you can live through a power outage with only the most vital appliances running such as lights, chargers or TVs, then a portable generator is just right for you. As compared to standby generators, portable generators are less expensive, especially when it comes to the upfront cost of the unit. However, they present some limitations and inconveniences as well.
Some disadvantages of portable generators include:
- Extreme weather conditions
- Should always be maintained and tested for reliability
- May need constant supply of gasoline
- Storing gasoline in your home may prove to be an inconvenience as well as a fire hazard
- Some units are known to cause carbon monoxide poisoning, a threat clearly stated on the government mandated warning label on every portable generator
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Advantages of a Standby Generator
Standby generators are designed to run for extended periods of time, giving you permanent power protection. It works by constantly monitoring your power supply and automatically comes on when it senses that there is a power interruption. In the event that the power has been restored, it also automatically shuts off. Even when you’re not at home, standby generators have got you covered. Our electricians also recommend this type of generator to businesses for round the clock protection.