Backup Home Generator

Are you and your family prepared for an emergency that results in loss of power in your home? Without a backup generator, you will be left in the dark. Installing a backup home generator can keep your family safe during emergencies.

How Do a Generators Work?

A generator works much like the engine in your vehicle. A home generator creates mechanical energy by converting fuel into electrical energy. In case of a power outage, a home generator allows you to stay comfortable and safe until the power is back on. A generator can keep your freezer, refrigerator, furnace, pump, lights, fans, stove, and much more fully functional when you experience a power outage.

Generators can be handy in a handful of situations:

  • Inclement weather – Hurricanes, tornadoes, and heavy wind can knock power lines down and damage transformers
  • Blackouts – Extreme temperatures can prevent power grids from generating enough power to meet demand
  • Natural disasters – floods, fires, and earthquakes cause power outages for millions of people every year
  • Damage from animals – animals destroying power equipment is the second leading cause of power outages

Types of Home Generators

Home Standby Generators

This type of generator is typically powered by propane or natural gas. It is used along with automatic transfer switches.  They automatically turn on whenever the power goes out in order to prevent any interruptions of service. However, that peace of mind and convenience will cost you – a home standby generator costs between five and fifteen thousand dollars. This is investment is worth it whenever most of your devices transition to the backup power seamlessly when the power goes out.

Portable Home Generators

This type of power generator can power a few home essentials until power is restored. However, a portable generator has to be manually started, and the appliances need to be connected to it. These models cost less than standby generators, from five hundred to fifteen hundred dollars. However, they can only operate a handful of appliances at once (usually not air conditioning). If they are operated in the wrong locations, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning increases.

Choosing The Right Size is Essential

Properly calculating the total wattage for your devices is very important. This will tell you which size of generator meets your needs. East-West Electric can help you determine the exact wattage you need and will help you prevent getting an undersized generator that can overload at startup.  We have in-house Engineers to ensure we size you a generator that accomplishes your needs.

To get a free estimate from us and learn more about finding the perfect generator for your home, call us today at (727) 771-9403.

Backup Home Generators in Clearwater, FL

Investing in a backup home generator is a smart decision to safeguard your home against unexpected power outages. At East-West Electric, our team of skilled professionals is committed to providing reliable and efficient generator installation services in Clearwater that cater to your specific needs. We understand the importance of having a dependable power source during emergencies, and our experts are here to guide you through the entire process, from selecting the right generator to ensuring proper installation and maintenance. Trust East-West Electric for your backup home generator needs and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home’s electrical system is protected, even during the most challenging circumstances. Contact us today to discuss your generator requirements and let us help you keep the lights on when it matters the most.

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“I had a very positive experience with East-West Electric from the many phone calls back and forth to the final completion of my new electrical panel. The turnaround time was amazing. Everyone I dealt with was professional and friendly. The electricians were punctual and polite, and the process was clearly explained to me. The price I was quoted for the job was what I was expecting with no surprises in the end. I recommend East-West without hesitation.”

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