If you experience power outages in your Metter, GA home, you’ve probably considered getting a generator. These provide you with power in cases of emergency and help keep you and your family safe and warm, especially in the winter. Learn about the major differences between portable and standby whole-home generators and how to know which one is right for your home.

Two Main Generator Types

Though there are other options, the two most common and popular generator types are portable models and wired-in whole-home backup generators. A portable model is less expensive but a lot less convenient. A backup generator can be a good-sized expense, but the added power, convenience and peace of mind make the cost worth it for many, especially when the heat goes out.

Portable Generators

These units power a portion or certain appliances in your home of your choosing, and have a wide range of costs, depending on amount of power it provides. Though they’re less expensive, they have to be manually turned on, leaving your home in a dangerous position should the power go out while you’re away. If power outages are a rare occurrence you’re not too worried about, a portable model might make sense.

Whole Home Generators

A standby generator costs a more significant amount of money, though the extra cost is made up for with quieter operation, the ability to power your entire home and the convenience of not having to worry about your home while you’re gone. They automatically turn on when the electricity goes out and can power your home without needing more fuel. Though they’re expensive, for many families, the features an safety they provide is well worth the cost.

Think a whole home generator might be a worthwhile investment? Give us a call at Deal’s Heating & Air and inquire about our electrical service offers, including whole-home generator installation. We look forward to helping you with your electrical needs.

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