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3 Overlooked Features to Consider When Buying a Generator

Are you thinking about purchasing a backup generator for your home? If you’ve already done your research, you probably know to consider factors such as size, power output, and fuel type. However, it’s also important to think about the little things, as sometimes those make the biggest difference.

Here are three overlooked features to consider when buying a generator:

Noise Level

Not only is a loud generator annoying, it could be illegal. Many towns have local noise ordinances which require generators to operate under a specific decibel rating at the nearest property line. Make sure to consider enclosure type and noise level when purchasing your standby generator.

Mobile Connection

Smartphones allow us to stay connected with our friends, our family, and now our generator. Remote monitoring subscriptions such as Mobile Link allow you to keep tabs on your standby system from your living room, office, or halfway around the world. You can view your generator’s operating status, schedule a repair, and receive alerts when something goes wrong.

Transfer Switch

The transfer switch is responsible for shifting the electrical load from your utility line to your generator in the event of a power outage. This allows you to power all of your home’s devices without running multiple extension cords out of your generator. There are two types of transfer switches: automatic and manual. As the name implies, generators equipped with automatic switches can detect when the power goes out and turn on all by themselves – you don’t even need to be home.

Look to Cannondale for Standby Generators

If you are looking for a standby generator for your Connecticut home, there’s only one name you need to know: Cannondale Generators. For more than 25 years, we have been Fairfield County’s #1 choice for generator sales, installations, repairs, and maintenance services. Contact us online to get started with a consultation, or call (203) 762-2608.

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