Installing a backup generator can be a great benefit to many situations, but there are still people who think generators are more hassle than they are worth. The truth is there are a lot of myths and untruths out there about how backup generators work and run. Let’s take a few moments to debunk the three most common myths:
Myth #1: Backup generator installation is only necessary for people who live off the grid or medical facilities that require power for their patients.
Truth: Installing a backup generator is a good idea if you want to ensure you have power during storm season and the cold winter months—times when the power has been known to go out due to high winds, lightening, or icy power lines. These generators can provide power for any family that needs to keep the electricity flowing; whether it’s to keep the food in the freezer from thawing, to keep the family comfortable during extreme temps, or just for convenience.
Myth #2: Backup generators are loud and obnoxious.
Truth: While you may remember the loud, noisy, and sometimes even smelly generators from years ago, the modern versions are not nearly as disruptive. If you use a diesel generator, you may still get some of that odor, but when it comes to noise it’s really not that loud. It’s more of a soft whirring sound than it is a loud motor sound. Your neighbors will likely not even know it’s running…that’s how quiet generators are these days.
Myth #3: You have to deal with a lot of power surges when you run a generator.
Truth: If your only frame of reference for a backup generator was from 30 years ago, you may think the power you get will be unreliable. This can still be true for certain generator models, but you can turn to professional electricians to help you find the right generator to meet your needs. If you need the generator to be consistently reliable, you are sure to find a model that will fit the bill. You can also purchase surge protectors to help with this issue and protect more sensitive electronics like computers and important medical equipment.
Get Expert Help Choosing and Installing a Backup Generator for Your Home
Don’t let these common myths keep you from experiencing the peace of mind and protection a backup generator can bring to your home. Even when the power goes out, you can continue to use essential electronics in your home and keep your family comfortable when you have the right generator installed.
If you are still wondering which type of backup generator might be best to meet your needs, our team at Bryan Electric is here to help you. We can provide some professional recommendations for generators based on what you desire for your home. Once you have made your choice, we will be there to provide expert installation and support when you need it.
Learn more about choosing and installing a backup generator by contacting our friendly technicians at Bryan Electric today. Visit us online or call (770) 680-2144.