Thinking about purchasing a standby generator for your home? Here are five things you should know first:
1. Standby generators can automatically detect power outages.
One great thing about standby generators is they automatically turn on in the event of a power outage. This means that you don't need to go outside in inclement weather, and your home's necessities (such as the heating system and refrigerator) will continue to run, even if you are out of town when the power goes out.
2. When sized correctly, standby generators provide enough energy to power your entire home.
Unlike portable generators, which provide limited electricity, standby units are powerful enough to run an entire home. This includes your lights, refrigerator, heating and air conditioning, TVs, and more.
3. Generator installation should be left to the professionals.
Installing a standby generator is a very complex process. It requires permits from your town, specialized tools, and a team of knowledgeable technicians. Your generator will need to be connected to your home's breaker box and gas line, so please leave installation to the professionals.
4. Like your car, generators require routine maintenance.
It is important to know that a generator will not perform at peak capacity if it is not properly maintained. Many homeowners neglect their generators for years, then are surprised when they don't work when they are needed. When shopping for your generator, see which contractors offer annual maintenance plans.
5. Cannondale Generators is the #1 choice of homeowners in Fairfield County, CT.
For the past 25 years, Cannondale has provided generator sales, installations, and maintenance services to homeowners in western Connecticut, as well as Westchester County, New York.
Cannondale Generators is an authorized reseller of some of the world's top generator brands, including Generac, Kohler, Cummins, and Briggs & Stratton. Visit our website for more information, or call (203) 762-2608.