Two types of generators – plug in and standby
Generators are important sources of backup power as well as portable power. Backup or standby power is especially important if you live in South Florida where severe storms often result in power outages. If you need backup power or portable power in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter FL, Lake Worth, Palm Beach or Palm Beach Gardens, then Kasper Electric can help.
When the lights go off you will truly appreciate the value of a generator. Home generators provide the protection and convenience you need when the main grid fails. You get two main groups of generators – plug in generators and standby generators. Plug in generators are the small portable generators such as those sold in convenient stores, hardware stores and supermarkets. Now they have their purpose and value, but if want proper backup power, then you need one of those standby generators.
Plug-in generators may be the cheapest way to keep some appliances running during an outage but you have to manually start it up and run some extension cords. You will be limited to how many appliances or pieces of equipment you can power. You also have to keep a portable generator some distance from your home to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
On the other hand, a standby generator is a permanent addition to your property and can power your entire home for days on end. So when the neighbor’s lights go out, your lights stay on. Your fridges stay on, your security systems remain active, your computers keep working – you can continue with home life as normal.
A standby generator is connected to your electrical system and will kick in as soon as the main power fails. Standby generators use a fuel sources such as diesel, propane or natural gas and can keep running as long as they have fuel. Standby generators will give you the peace of mind you need knowing you are not going to be without power for days on end.