Can Whole Home Generators Get Wet?
May 15, 2023
Whole home generators are made to withstand a variety of weather conditions, from hurricane-force winds to freezing temperatures. However, how well will your whole home generator hold up in wet conditions? Here’s what you need to know about your whole home generator getting wet.
Whole Home Generators Can Get Wet
The easy answer to the question “Can whole home generators get wet” is yes! Whole home generators can get wet and still power your home. Whole home generators can also get pummeled by the wind, snowed on, and even survive far below-freezing temperatures with the right accessories installed! If you have questions about what accessories are needed to keep your whole home generator running through any storm, the technicians at Empowered Global are ready to help!
Not All Back-Up Generators Can Get Wet
If you plan on running a generator in wet conditions, it’s important to know what weather conditions your generator can withstand first. For example, Kohler Whole Home Generators are going to hold up well to rain, snow, and high winds.
On the other hand, a portable generator isn’t going to handle any of those situations well. It’s not just that a portable generator may not work in the rain. The bigger issue is that portable generators can be dangerous when wet, due to the increased risk of electrocution.
If you need a generator that can withstand the elements, you’ll want to install a whole home generator.
Whole Home Generators Should Not Be Submerged in Water
While rain and hurricanes are conditions Kohler whole home generators are made to withstand— be careful that your whole home generator never gets fully submerged in water. To avoid this issue ever occurring, the technicians at Empowered Global will assist you in installing your whole home generator on higher ground. However, if your whole home generator ever does become submerged under water, you can shut it off from anywhere using your generator’s remote monitoring system.
For more information about whole home generators and how you can install one at your own home, give Empowered Global a call at 239-330-4520. You can also schedule a free whole home generator consultation here.