Losing power due to a severe storm or an electrical issue can be incredibly frustrating for Deerfield, IL homeowners. Sometimes, it’s only then that you realize just how much you depend on electricity in your daily life. A loss of electricity means no lights, no TV, no hot water, and the potential for spoiled food.
If you experience frequent power outages, there’s a solution to ensure you have enough electricity to power your home’s most important appliances – a whole-house generator. When you partner with the electricians at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric, we’ll pair your home with the right type and sized generator and install it for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a whole-house generator installation.
How Does a Whole-House Generator Work?
Unlike a portable generator which can power up just a few select items in your home, whole-house units are installed outside next to your home and can power up most or all your home’s electrical systems depending on how many kilowatts of power the system can produce.
Whole-home generators are connected to your home’s electrical panel to provide energy for your home when the normal power supply becomes unavailable. For example, when an outage occurs, the system automatically starts the generator to supply power, disconnecting from the utility.
Natural gas-powered generators can run for several days at a time. Gasoline-powered generators, meanwhile, can run for about 6 to 12 hours.
What Are the Benefits of Installing a Backup Generator in Your Deerfield, IL Home?
Having a backup generator can provide big benefits. With backup power for power outages, you can have peace of mind. You may also feel more secure in your home with an automatic standby generator, as well. Some of the main benefits of installing a backup generator in your Deerfield, IL home include:
Uninterrupted Supply of Electricity
A whole-house generator supplies enough electricity to power your appliances, which helps keep food safe, the heat on and other amenities working. When you need plenty of power output, this is the right kind of generator for your needs. Because home standby generators use an automatic transfer switch to kick on immediately when a power outage is detected, you don’t have to struggle in the dark, trying to start a small generator to operate a light or two.
Can Power Your HVAC System
Your whole house generator is powerful enough to power your HVAC system. That’s important because keeping your house warm or cool can keep you and your family reliably comfortable through inclement weather. You are also able to function throughout the power outage rather than having to wait for the power to be restored. In cases of extreme weather and extended power outages, having heating and air conditioning could literally be lifesaving.
Prevents Food from Spoiling
A backup generator powers your appliances, so the refrigerator and freezer remain working. Frozen food stays that way, and the cold food in your fridge won’t spoil. Not only that, but you can safely open the fridge or freezer to get something without worrying about letting cold air escape and food warming up faster.
Improved Safety and Comfort
With full electrical service provided by your whole house generator, all the safety features of your home continue to work. You also continue to be comfortable because life is less interrupted due to the power outage. If you have a security system, or you work from home, the peace of mind and convenience of a whole-house system is very important.
Protection Against Flood Damage
In the case of heavy rains that may occur during a power outage, basement sump pumps will continue to work with the help of your backup generator, and infiltrating water will be pumped from your home or basement. You don’t want your basement to turn into a lake because the power was out during a heavy rainstorm.
Contact Ravinia Plumbing for the Installation of a Backup Generator
Nobody wants to be left in the dark fumbling around for a match or candle when the power goes out. To ensure your family is well prepared during the next outage that strikes your Deerfield, IL home, contact Ravinia Plumbing for the installation of a whole-house generator. We’ve been in business since 1928, and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable plumbing, sewer, heating, air conditioning, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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