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If you’ve been considering a back up generator for your Anderson home, contact the experts at PECO Heating & Cooling! We offer expert backup generator installation and maintenance to keep your home powered through storms, power outages, and more. We’ll work with you to find the perfect generator for your home and budget, so you can always have peace of mind. 


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How to Choose the Right Standby Generator for Your Home

Back up generators have many advantages for Anderson homeowners–the most important of which is that you never have to worry about weather conditions or power outages affecting your comfort! However, when considering a backup generator installation, it’s important to find the right generator for your family’s needs. There are two main types of generators: standby generators and portable generators. Although they function similarly, there are some key differences to be aware of.

Portable generators are less expensive to purchase and install, but they have their limitations. They run on gasoline and are typically only able to power some lights and a few appliances. When the power goes out, you’ll need to start the generator manually. 

Standby generators (also called whole-house generators) are permanently connected to your home’s exterior. They run on natural gas or propane and can power your entire house. Whole house generators automatically switch on when the power goes out, so there’s no need to manually connect anything to it. Since they have insulation and weather-proof housing, propane or natural gas backup generators are also much quieter than a portable generator. 

Here are a few questions to consider when choosing a generator for you home:

  • What size generator do you need?
    Do you just want backup power for some lights and an appliance or two? Or would you like all the essentials (lights, appliances, HVAC, etc.) to work during a power outage?
  • What kind of fuel would you like to use?
    Gasoline is readily available, but your generator will need to be refueled regularly when it’s in use–which can be difficult in severe stormy weather; gasoline is also dangerous to store and has a relatively short shelf-life. Propane requires a separate tank from the home generator and needs to be refilled periodically by a service truck. However, propane doesn’t degrade like gasoline, so it’s a great choice for those who use their generator sporadically.  Does your home have natural gas already…that is the perfect fuel source, even for dual fuel portable generators.
  • Is any additional work required?
    Depending on the type of generator you choose, you may want to upgrade the natural gas line coming into your home, make room for the generator and propane tank, or decide what’s most important to keep powered during an outage. Additional work can increase the installation costs. 

Are You Ready to Have a Standby Generator Installed?

Family-owned and operated, PECO Heating & Cooling is committed to helping our customers stay comfortable year-round with expert generator installation and maintenance, as well as electrical, plumbing, and HVAC services. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced, so you can always rely on us for prompt, dependable service. For more information, or to find the perfect back up generator for your Anderson home, contact PECO today at (864) 639-2424.