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Do You Need A Standby Generator?

A standby generator can be a lifesaver for when the power goes out. Sometimes power outages can be predicted based on the weather here in IL. One day it's 60 degrees and the next day we are having an ice storm causing power outages across the region. Not to mention that tornado season is right around the corner. Then there are they unexpected power outages such as a transformer blows or a power company's equipment fails. Either way, in a best case scenario, power outages can be pretty disruptive, and at the worst case scenario, an outage can cost you money.

We've talked previously here how having a power outage can cost you money in food and water damage. And if you are a business, an extended power outage can not only cost you money but also new customers.

That's why having a backup generator is crucial, especially in areas like ours that experience extreme weather conditions that lead to frequent power outages. With a standby generator from Kohler or Generac, you'll be able to power some or even all your property allowing you to live or work more comfortably and minimize financial loses during a period when the power stays out for days.

What is a standby generator?

A standby generator is a generator that runs on natural gas or liquid propane and is hooked up to an existing line. Standby generators like Kohler or Generac that we carry here at Power Solutions Plus, are designed to kick in automatically when the power goes out so that you, as a home or business owner, don't experience an interruption in power. (Often, a standby generator can start working in less than 30 seconds once the power goes out.) Standby generators are hooked up to a transfer switch that tells the generator when to automatically turn on or off. ( This means you need an experience technician or electrician for installation which we have a team of.) As such, with a standby generator, you don't have to do anything once the power goes out. You can sit back and wait for the lights to come back on in your home or business.

The BOTTOM LINE on buying a standby generator.

Standby generators offers a peace of mind, and there's value in that alone. If you don't want to deal with the hassle of losing power and potentially having stay out for days on end, then a standby generator is a smart investment for your home or business.

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