Top Considerations When Installing a Standby Home Generator

Living on Cape Cod means we’re used to the threat of storms that can cause power outages. New Englanders know that the weather here can be unpredictable, and preparing for the worst is usually a good idea. If you want to protect yourself and your family from the next blackout, installing a standby home generator from Snow’s Fuel Company is the way to go! But just like buying your home or a new car, there are some things you should know before you open your wallet. In this blog post, the experts at Snow’s will go over our top considerations when installing a standby home generator so that you can be fully informed before your purchase.

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What Brand of Standby Generator Is the Best?

At Snow’s, we proudly provide expert installation of standby generators made by the industry’s leading manufacturer, Generac®. They’re the number one selling brand of home backup generators because they keep your home running regardless of the weather outside. Generac’s Guardian® Series provides the automatic backup power you need to protect your home and family during a power outage. We highly recommend Generac® generators to anyone who wants reliability and a long lifespan from their standby home generator.

How Much Does a Standby Generator Cost?

The cost for your new standby home generator will vary depending on several unique factors. Perhaps the biggest factor is the size of the generator, which is determined by the size of your home and how much power you need to keep it running. Other variables include whether you already have an existing source of fuel and your electrical setup. To get a FREE estimate on your generator installation, you can contact Snow’s right now.

Where Is a Standby Generator Installed at Your Home?

A standby home generator will always be installed outside your home and placed at least five feet away from doors, windows, vents, and flammable material. There will also be at least three feet of open space in front of your generator for servicing room. When an experienced Snow’s technician visits your home for your free installation estimate, you’ll be able to ask them questions about the placement of your generator.

How Is a Standby Generator Powered?

A standby home generator is powered using propane gas or natural gas. Both fuels are safe and reliable, and our expert installers can hook up your generator to either option. Additionally, Snow’s is your resource for dependable propane delivery in the Cape Cod area, and we offer automatic delivery and tank monitoring services for even more convenience.

How Long Can a Standby Generator Run During an Outage?

The length of time that a standby home generator can run during an outage varies depending on the make and model. With that in mind, it’s important to know that a Generac® generator can run continuously in an outage for a maximum of seven days, depending on the size of your fuel tank and your power load.

How Do You Take Care of a Standby Generator?

One of the great things about standby home generators is that they do not require much maintenance. That said, Snow’s Fuel is pleased to offer expert repair service for your home’s backup generator. We also offer routine maintenance to keep your generator running smoothly, and we even have a generator service plan that includes a safety inspection, an annual tune-up, and much more.

How Much Power Do You Need for a Standby Generator?

The amount of power your standby home generator needs to run your house varies depending on several factors, including the size of your home and what areas of your home you need to keep powered. Consulting the experts at Snow’s is the best way to ensure you’re purchasing the right size and capacity of generator for your unique situation.

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Want to Install a Standby Generator? Reach Out to Snow’s Fuel!

Now that you know the most important things to consider before installing a standby home generator, you should get in touch with the experts at Snow’s Fuel! We’re pleased to partner with Generac® to bring you only the best standby home generators. When you choose Snow’s for your generator installation, you can rest easy knowing you’re choosing a company that will help you select a Generac® generator that’s the right fit for your home’s size, needs, and budget. Contact us today for a free estimate!