Is Your Generator Ready to Go?
Written on: April 3, 2023
Enjoy total confidence in your home’s electronics and essential systems.
You don’t need to look too far into the past to see how fragile New York’s electric grid is. On Christmas Eve 2022, a blizzard knocked out power for nearly 2 million people in and around Buffalo. In March, a nor’easter left about 200,000 without electricity in the northeast.
Sadly, power outages in our part of the country are getting worse, not better. And many of our Queens, Nassau and Suffolk County customers cannot afford to be without electricity for even a brief period. If you use home dialysis equipment, a CPAP or an electric wheelchair, an outage severely impacts your health and mobility. Plus, the longer you go without electricity, the more issues you encounter: frozen pipes, spoiled food and limited communication — to name a few.
OSI Comfort Specialists can help you avoid all these pitfalls with a backup generator.
What does a backup generator do?
A backup generator is a dedicated power source for your home. Generators run on a variety of fuels, including diesel, gasoline, natural gas and propane. When your home stops receiving grid-based electricity because of a service outage, your generator takes over. Depending on the type of product you have, it can power your whole home or specific essential systems and appliances.
What are the different types of generators?
- Portable generators don’t require professional installation and don’t turn on automatically. When the power goes out, you turn them on yourself and connect the appliances you need to be powered. Because they generally run on gasoline or propane, you need to keep them outside and 10 feet from your home to avoid carbon monoxide accumulation.
- Standby generators power a whole home and switch on automatically during an outage. They are generally connected to a home gas line and require a professional to install them. OSI Comfort Specialists sells and installs standby generators from Generac.
Why should you consider a whole-house generator from OSI Comfort Specialists?
A whole-house generator offers several substantial benefits for homeowners.
Firstly, you don’t need to do anything to start it up when there’s a power outage. After all, blackouts often occur when you’d rather not go outside, like during a cold snap, blizzard or storm. And if you’re away from home when the grid goes down, you can be confident that your power will be uninterrupted.
Also, these generators handle as much power for your home as you need. For some families, that means electricity for a few appliances. With a larger generator, you can continue to run your heating and A/C, plus use all your outlets.
Finally, you don’t need to worry about constantly refueling a whole-house generator as you do with a portable product. There’s no running outside or worrying that the service station won’t have the gasoline you need.
When you trust OSI Comfort Specialists with your generator installation, we take care of everything. Our team of experts will discuss your options and find a Generac product that matches your space and budget. Then, we install the generator, connect it to your gas line and hook it up to your home’s electric panel.
Enjoy total peace of mind when the power grid fails. Reach out to our team for a free estimate.