Portable vs. Standby generators
Once an outage takes place, the system immediately begins supplying power to your circuit breaker box. When the utility grid comes back online, the unit will shut itself off until needed again.
There are several reasons why you should consider purchasing an automatic standby generator, rather than a portable one.
- A standby unit, according to the American Red Cross, is safer than a portable unit.
- Standby units, when properly installed by a professional, protect you and everyone else in your home from potentially deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. Portable generators present a much higher risk.
- Standby generators run on either liquid propane or natural gas, fuel sources that are far less expensive than gasoline.
- Because a standby generator turns on so quickly once the utility grid fails, you won’t have to haul a portable unit outside your home. You also won’t have a house filled with extension cords.
- You don’t need to monitor a standby unit because it will turn itself off when the grid is restored.
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