A Whole-House Generator Can Help You Rest Easy
Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s a strange comfort that comes with the scares it brings. The monsters we watch on the screen may be frightening, but we know it’s just a movie. The unexpected ghoul in the window may make us jump, but a smile usually follows when we realize it’s a friend in a mask. At the end, we know we’re in control of the situation.
The same can’t be said for all the other bumps in the night. Communities across the country have been encountering more extreme weather of late between heat waves, floods and typhoons. Norfolk, VA, has made out better than most, but we’re not immune from nor’easters or hurricanes. High winds can topple trees and power lines; flood waters can corrode or sweep away wiring.
But just like the band of plucky teenagers in our slasher films, we can take active steps to protect ourselves. Miller’s ace team can help you fortify your home by hooking up a whole-home generator. This way, if the power goes out, your family will still be able to ride out the storm in comfort until help arrives.
Here’s how it works. Before trouble raises its ugly head, our electricians visit your home and install a whole-house generator, also known as a standby generator. These units run off fuel, such as natural gas, but remain dormant until needed. Depending on your model, it can come online automatically when it detects an outage or when it’s turned on manually.
This way, when a storm or rolling brownout kills the power, your whole-house generator is ready to go. It can keep your home running like normal, meaning you can watch TV, run computers and keep to your everyday routine with minimal interruption. That’s a big step up from portable generators, which are designed to keep a few critical items, like lights, the refrigerator and your heating system, operating.
Homeowners want to make sure they’re going with a trusted expert for their standby generator. If the electrician installs a generator that’s too small, you may learn the hard way you lack the power to carry on as normal. If your generator is too big, you’ll waste money for power you’ll never need.
You can’t go wrong with the pros at Miller’s. We’ve proudly served the region since the 1970s and have earned the trust of generations of homeowners. Our reliable experts handle everything from fixing furnaces that keep short cycling to educating homeowners of the benefits of PEX pipes vs copper pipes.