More power to the people

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

With hurricane season in full swing and winter rapidly approaching, it makes sense to prepare your home and family to face a potential power outage.

If keeping the power on in your home or business is critical, consider installing a standby generator before trouble arrives. While portable generators can power one or two appliances, a standby generator can supply power for your whole house. A professional installer can place a standby generator outside your home; it looks similar to a central air conditioning unit and runs on natural gas or propane, using existing gas lines. When the power goes out, the standby generator automatically turns on to power critical and sophisticated appliances and systems such as heating and cooling, lights, refrigerators, sump pumps, central air conditioning and home security systems.

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Kohler, a leading manufacturer of automatic standby generators, advises homeowners to look for a unit that provides clean, consistent power, can handle heavy loads, quickly powers up and offers a five-year minimum warranty. Homeowners should also consider appearance, since the unit sits outside the home, and corrosion-resistance — an especially important consideration for homes near water. To learn more about standby power and to get an idea of the size generator your home would need, visit www.KOHLERGenerators.com.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.