The need for a standby generator is ever-present for Florida homeowners during hurricane season. Why endure yet another storm without power, when you can install a standby generator? With the right one in place, you can quietly and comfortably wait out the next storm that hits our part of South Florida.
When talking about standby generators, we’re not referring to the common portable generators that are manually fueled, sound like a lawn mower, and typically just power a few chosen electrical devices such as a few lights and the refrigerator. A standby generator is connected directly to your fuel supply and electrical circuits, and takes over almost instantaneously when the power goes out. There’s also plenty of choices and sizes to choose from.
A smart generator, for instance, can meet all of your home’s power needs, but not all at the same time. The unit automatically reads the needs of your home, and balances the higher electricity demands of an air conditioner, stove and dryer, which consume large amounts of power upon startup, with the lower demands of your home lighting, coffeemaker and so forth. In that way, the system delivers enough power to the systems when you need it. These types of systems can generally offer up to 20 kilowatts of power. With a smart generator, it’s possible to purchase a unit at an affordable cost, without limiting the electricity that your home require.
If you want a smaller system, opt for a lower-cost, limited-circuit standby generator. Generally powering up to 16 circuits, with up to 17 kilowatts of power, these units can deliver enough electricity to power the critical systems in your home such as the air conditioner. On the high end, generators that can power the whole house cost more to purchase, delivering as much as 48 kilowatts, but they can power your home’s entire circuit panel, providing the ultimate comfort and convenience during outages.
Stay powered up no matter what Mother Nature throws at you. With a standby generator, you can comfortably ride out the next weather front. Contact NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating for more information, or to request a free home consultation. We proudly serve homeowners in Martin, Palm Beach. St. Lucie and Indian River counties with quality HVAC services, installation, maintenance and repairs.