Why You Should Consider a Whole Home Generator instead of a Portable Generator
July 15, 2022
Weighing the options between buying a portable generator for hurricane season or installing a whole house generator? Here are 4 major reasons you’ll want to ditch the portable generator and opt for a whole home generator instead.
Did you know that in 2020, the leading cause of deaths during/after hurricane Laura were related to portable generators? Portable generators need to be placed at least 10-15 feet away from your living space. If your generator is too close, carbon monoxide could leak into your home (even if the windows are open). Most of the time, people will try to keep their portable generators close by to avoid theft, but it’s just not worth the risk. With a whole home generator, you won’t need to worry about either of these things.
Portable generators run on gas, and you’ll likely run through about a gallon of gas an hour. This means you’ll be spending a lot of time filling your generator up. On the other hand, whole house generators don’t require you to fill up a tank— they just run off your home’s natural gas for as long as you need.
Additionally, whole house generators kick on automatically when the power goes out. That means even if you’re not home or have evacuated, the generator will get to work as soon as you lose electricity. By contrast, you need to be home to fire up a portable generator.
As we discussed above, portable generators run on gas– and gas can be messy! Not to mention, you’ll have cords running out of your generator in order to keep everything running. Skip the mess of dealing with gas and cords and make the investment in a whole house generator instead.
Your whole house generator isn’t going to be much louder than your toilet flushing or your washer spinning. A portable generator, on the other hand, may sound like a plane is about to take off from your backyard!
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