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Which Type of Generator Is Best for Your Home?

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Whole-Home Standby Generators vs. Portable Generators 

Don’t get caught in the middle of an emergency with no power - and with no idea what to do next! When disaster strikes, it’s essential that you are prepared for the long haul. Stay comfortable and keep your family safe in your Seattle, WA home during any emergency with a robust and reliable backup generator in place.

But what type of generator is best for your home - a portable or standby option ? In this blog, we’ll dive into why a backup generator is essential for your home, the different types of generators and how our team can help with installation . Read on below for more!

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A Backup Generator is a Must

The thing about a power outage is you can rarely predict when one may happen. Meaning, your home could be without power in an instant during some of life’s most important or crucial moments and leave you feeling helpless, frustrated, or both. With the help of a backup generator, you can ensure your home’s most essential items stay functioning through a power outage - think WiFi systems, home heating, kitchen appliances, and more!

A backup generator is essential - but which type is the right choice for your home?

Portable vs. Whole-Home: What’s the Difference?

While both portable and whole-home (also referred to as “standby”) backup generators provide similar benefits, the few distinctions between the two can help you determine which is right for your home . Delivering backup power when you need it, both types of generators are there for you in a pinch. However, it depends on whether you’re seeking a less expensive or more robust option.

Portable generators can be kept somewhere in your home (like in the garage) and will need to be taken out of storage during an emergency. You’ll connect it to your home’s circuit breaker, get it running, and use its somewhat limited amount of power supply to get select areas of your home back up and running. These generators are less expensive than standby generators,and can help you stay within a set budget you might have.

However, while offered at higher prices, whole-home generators can turn on automatically as they detect the moment that your home’s power goes out. Always on standby, they’ll run right when you need them and for longer spans of time since they can run on natural gas. With a strong and quiet performance, whole-home generators are a long-term investment your family can rely on every time.

Let Bob’s Heating Help!

Make bringing a backup generator of any variety to your property a breeze. When you work with Bob’s Heating, you can rest assured that our professional installers will take great care of your entire project. We prioritize delivering strong and durable solutions that we know you and your family will depend on for years and years to come when you need them most. From the start of the process to the final implementation, you can rely on our team of experts to exceed your expectations.

Want to find out more about backup generators and how one can benefit your property? Give our team at Bob’s Heating a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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