Things to Consider When Buying a Generator

With the arrival of the winter solstice, there is no time like the present to prepare your home and family to stay safe and comfortable in the event of a wintertime power outage. In 2020, it was found that only 5% of American households have installed generators, according to Generac. 

There are several things to consider when considering purchasing a generator, and H&H Electric can help guide you on making an effective selection to keep your family and property safe from the dangers of an outage. 

Propane or Natural Gas? 

In the event that a power outage is detected, generators work by converting mechanical energy into electrical energy to power your home's heating systems, light sources, refrigerators, and other vital home appliances. In order to do their job, generators will require fuel to run their engine, and the two most common choices for fuel typically come down to liquid propane and natural gas.

Around your home, you might find propane being used to light a grill or even a camping stove, and it can also serve as a fuel choice to power your generator. The biggest thing to consider when fueling your generator with propane is having a trained professional install and replace propane tanks when necessary, due to the increased danger they present if installed improperly. 

Besides propane, natural gas can be a fine fuel source for your generator. You're most likely already using natural gas around your home with your stovetop burners and water heater. Natural gas is highly combustible and will also require the installation by a professional to ensure that not only will your generator run correctly, but the possibility of a gas leak will be greatly decreased.

If you're considering a generator for your home, H&H Electric & Security's specialists are ready to help assist you in selecting the best fuel source for your home, as well as taking care of the installation process. Contact us today to learn more! 

How Can I Benefit From a Generator? 

With Georgia's winters ranging from extremely mild to a few 'apocalyptic' inches of snow and, you may be thinking to yourself, "do I really need a generator?" This is a great question, and it can help us uncover some of the ways a generator might help your home or business more than you might expect.

Power loss can come from more than just wintery weather, fallen trees, grid overload, and even human error make up just a few of the ways that your home could lose power. Generators detect these outages, and kick on in mere seconds, saving your home from spoiled food, loss of heat, and many more annoyances that could come from an outage. These things equally apply to your business or commercial space as well, saving hard-working employees from harm or your temperature-sensitive products from being damaged.

Along with these benefits, adding a generator to your home might end up helping your wallet in the long run, as some insurance companies may offer savings on your insurance premiums when you elect to protect your property with a generator. Generators can also be a great way to increase your home's value before looking to sell.

Generators come in a variety of sizes and forms. By hiring H&H Electric for proper installation and product overview, you can find out which generator will be best suited for your home's needs. Contact your H&H specialist today for additional information.
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