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The Benefits of a Standby or Whole Home Generator

A standby generator installed by the side of a house.

Work with a Licensed Generator Company to Ensure Your Home & Family Are Safe During a Power Outage

As is human nature, many of us respond to an emergency only after it’s occurred. After all, life gets busy. One of the areas we're particularly prone to this form of procrastination concerns backup power. Our lights are usually on, and the electricity is running, and it's only when a storm comes through, or Idaho Power proactively turns off the power that we begin to think about our options. 

The good news is that a backup generator provides reliable power to your appliances, offering an easy solution to the occasional power outage. At Summit Technology Group, we’re here to help you select the right generator for your unique needs and professionally install it.

Let’s explore the options for your home in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and how a generator company can help.

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The Benefits of a Standby or Whole Home Generator

When the storm is raging outside, it’s nice to know that no matter what, your family will have safe and reliable power inside. Standby or automatic generators can run longer than portable generators and are capable of providing power to your home’s appliances, including your refrigerator and HVAC. 

These generators can be installed with an automatic transfer switch (ATS). The ATS can detect when a power outage occurs and turn the generator on, protecting your home from possible surge damage. They also turn off automatically when power is restored, enabling your home to run effortlessly. Should a power outage last for days, these generators keep the power on, keeping your home warm, the food fresh, and frozen pipes at bay.

Picking the Right Generator

The right size generator is based on the total wattage required to keep your home running. This includes the number of appliances and devices you want to run should a power outage occur. Getting the correct size ensures you have enough energy backup without overloading or overheating the device. 

That’s where Summit Technology Group comes in. Our certified, licensed electricians can assess how much power your family consumes and ensure you have the correct size generator to satisfy your needs.

The Installation Process

Standby generators may weigh as much as 600 pounds or more. They typically require a level concrete pad secured with a gravel bed and attached with stainless steel bolts. They must also be a certain distance from your home. Professional electricians should install your generator to ensure your home and family are protected from fire and electric shocks. 

With a standby generator, you’re now ready for the next storm or power outage, no matter the source. At Summit Technology Group, our team of experts will install your standby generator safely, ensuring the system works seamlessly when the power goes out. To learn more about whole home generators or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Summit Technology Group today. 

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