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What Is a Home Standby Generator?

With all the storms going on, you never know when the power will go out. A power outage can cost you a lot of money and even be dangerous to some people if it is out for more than a few hours. More people are relying on stand by generators to save the day when the lights go out in their homes.

Picture this: you come home from a long trip to grocery shopping, put all the frozen food away, sit down to relax, and click…the power goes out. You call the power company only to find out someone hit a transformer and it will be out for the next 3 or 4 or hours while they conduct repairs. But what about all that food you just bought? Chances are you will end up throwing some away for fear of it being spoiled. 

In the case of a bad storm, sometimes the power can be out for a day or more. Your food will go bad and so will and refrigerated medicine you may have on hand. A standby generator clicks on in the event of a power outage and runs smoothly until power is restored. 

Unlike conventional generators stand by generators do not need to be turned on, they will come on automatically whether you are home or not. So you never have to worry about rushing home to save your precious perishables. Also, the home generator runs on propane or natural gas, so you don't have to worry about running out of gasoline. 

At Got Watts Electric we recommend a standby home generator unit. These are installed outside of your home like an A/C unit and comes on within seconds of a power outage. It is powerful enough to keep running your household electrical system but poses no threat to overloading your electronics. 

If you are ready for peace of mind, contact Got Watts Electric and ask about a standby generator today! 

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We specialize in installing residential and commercial electrification, solar & HVAC systems in the Bay Area.

Got Watts? Electric, Solar & HVAC

Got Watts? Electric, Solar & HVAC is a residential and commercial electrical contractor serving Pleasant Hill, Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga and the rest of the East Bay area of California.

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