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Whole Home Generator Systems may be the natural extension of a backup generator, but they are much more powerful and reliable. To employ the analogy of an Extension Cord vs Whole House Generator System, think of a generator as plugging a lamp into an extension cord that plugs into the wall socket. In contrast, imagine filling that lamp right into the power company’s transformer box outside your house with your own set of wires, fuses, and circuit breakers running all over your yard to serve all of your lights and appliances inside.
5 Benefits of Investing in a Whole Home Generator
1. Power Security/Reliability
With a Whole Home Generator System installed, your home will be powered by its power plant. This power will go through no outside source, so you can rest assured that the lights, the heat, and all your electronics will work when needed. The lights will always go on, and your refrigeration system will keep your food cold whether the power company likes it.
2. Continuous Power
Whole Home Generator Systems are not dependent on utility power and thus do not need to ‘cycle’ on and off. While the power will turn off for around 2 seconds when powering up, once it ramps up, it tends to stay on, producing continuous power with no loss of efficiency. These systems also tend to be much more efficient than your average generator, reducing fuel costs.
3. Automatic Transfer Switch
Suppose you are connected to the utility grid. In that case, your Whole Home Generator System can be easily synchronized with it so that during an outage, the backup plant will kick in seamlessly while the other restarts itself automatically after a few minutes.
4. Reliable Backup Power
These systems provide reliable backup power as they are designed to operate at total capacity even when the temperature or humidity is high and when the air pressure is low (i.e. during winter months). In addition, these systems are designed for overvoltage protection and quiet voltage operation, which protects you from the dangers of ground faults and electrical hazards.
5. Saves Money
With the power being generated by itself, you will save money by not having to buy fuel to operate your generator. It also means that if you decide to sell your house, there will be no fuel costs to worry about when selling because you never run out of fuel while using a generator. It will be as if your house never ran out of power.
The most significant benefit is that your home will now be entirely powered by the power plant built into your home. It means that you will have more control over the amount of electricity you use than you ever could have with a backup generator located on the side of your house. Where a generator is only as efficient as the amount of electricity it can generate, a Whole Home Generator System has no limitations on its efficiency because it constantly produces power for itself.