Beginner’s Guide to Whole Home Generators
June 01, 2022
Considering buying a generator to help you weather Florida’s storm and hurricane season? Here’s what you should know about whole house generators if you’ve never owned one before.
Types Of Generators
There are two main types of generators: whole house generators and portable generators. A portable generator is cheaper than a whole house generator but also far less user-friendly and requires far more work to keep running.
Ease of Use
A portable generator needs to be filled with gasoline regularly while it’s on. On the other hand, a whole house generator kicks on automatically when your power goes out and can typically run for as long as you need it to without you even touching a button.
Peace of Mind
That means if the power goes out while you aren’t home, you can rest easy knowing all your home’s electrical wiring, appliances, and electronics are safe. And if you are home? Another perk of a whole house generator is that’s it’s much quieter than a portable generator— its noise levels are comparable to a central AC unit.
How A Whole House Generator Works
Before you purchase your first whole house generator, it’s important to understand how whole house generators are installed, how they work when the power goes out, and how to maintain a generator for years to come. Here are a few key points.
The reason that whole house generators can run for as long as you need them is because they tap right into your natural gas or propane line. If you don’t have a natural gas line on your property, an above ground or underground propane tank can be installed with your whole home generator. The entire process for installing a whole house generator takes several weeks, mainly because securing the proper permitting can take a while.
During The Storm
Once installed and connected to your natural gas line, your generator is ready to get to work! When you lose power, your Kohler whole house generator will automatically kick on in about 10 seconds. All Kohler generators have corrosion-resistant casing and a 181-mph wind rating to deal with Southwest Florida’s most powerful storms.
Every Kohler generator comes with a 5-year, 2,000-hour protection warranty. Any warranty services and your once-yearly maintenance check for your whole house generator can be scheduled through Empowered Global! We are a family-owned and operated Titanium Dealer for Kohler Generators in Southwest Florida and are more than equipped to handle all your whole home generator needs.
Ready To Invest in A Whole Home Generator?
Give Empowered Global a call at (239) 330-4520 to schedule your free generator consultation! We can provide you with more information about whole home generators and walk you through which generator will best suit your needs.