A nearly non-existent winter? A record-setting early spring? There’s no denying that the weather has been unpredictable and irregular, and there’s no promise it will calm down anytime soon. That’s bad news for many Greater Cleveland area homeowners, who can’t afford to ride out another power outage. Many are turning to stand-by generators to ensure the safety of their homes during emergencies.
You shouldn't have to put your life on hold for a power outage. Stand-by generators can power any appliance that runs on electricity, including:
- Furnaces and air conditioners
- Garage doors
Stand-by generators can run on a variety of fuel sources, such as gas, natural gas and propane, and most will connect right into your household fuel line. This means you don't have to worry about the hassle of refilling a generator's fuel tank.
Many models are equipped with a sensor to detect when electricity stops flowing, and turn on automatically without any manual adjustment from you. So if the power goes out when you’re not home, you don’t have to worry. Once the power grid is back up and running, the stand-by generator senses that, too, and shuts down automatically.
If you’re interested in a home generator, you first need to decide which parts of your house you want to keep running during an outage. Some stand-by generators are powerful enough to run your entire house, and some are designed to serve only essential circuits. The size of your generator will depend on your priorities and the size of your home. For instance, the typical home with a five-ton A/C is usually best served by a system that runs between 15kW and 17kW. Decide what your priorities are, and then give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect emergency system for your home.
Paul Wadsworth is the President and Owner of P.K. Wadsworth Heating and Cooling. For 37 years, Paul has been providing heating and cooling services to the Greater Cleveland area. P.K. Wadsworth has been a trusted Cleveland HVAC service company for 75 years. The company understand the area's construction and local heating and air conditioning needs. Paul has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.S., Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He's been President of the Cleveland Air Conditioning Contractors of America and a founding member of the local chapter. Paul was born and raised in Cleveland and has been active in the local community. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and two sons.
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