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Generator Installation in Pittsburgh, PA
Whether it’s in the middle of a stormy season or it’s a planned power outage, being without power is never convenient. In fact, it can be downright nerve-wracking. Sure, if you have a portable generator it can be helpful to run an appliance or two while you wait for the power to return. But how long will this take? Do you have enough fuel for the portable system? Or is it time to look for a better option?
We vote for the better option! At Boehmer Heating & Cooling, we provide professional whole-house generator installation to help your household best cope with severe or widespread power outages. A backup generator may be one of those appliances you hope you’ll never need, but when you do you’ll be thankful you have it.
Contact our team here at Boehmer Heating & Cooling for professional generator installation in the greater Pittsburgh area!
The Whole-House Difference
When compared to a portable generator, a whole-house option is much larger. This means it has to be installed outside of your home, and permanently wired into your home’s power system. Unlike a portable system, which can be stored inside the home, most whole-house generators do not rely on gas or oil being delivered. Instead, the generator is connected to your main gas line, ensuring that your generator always has the ability to provide power to your entire home. However, for customers who do not have natural gas on their property, a stand-by generator can also be connected to a propane tank.
The automatic standby generator is the most popular type of whole-house system. It monitors the amount of power running through your home’s electrical system at any time. This way, when there is an outage, the generator automatically activates, supplying power to your entire electrical setup—this includes your HVAC system, refrigerator, lighting, and any electronic medical equipment you may need. As you can probably guess, professional installation is vital to ensuring that your generator works as safely and effectively as possible.
The Benefits of a Whole-House Generator
Whole-house generator systems provide more than enough power to keep your entire living space running as it always had. Portable generators, on the other hand, are smaller, manual, and designed only to give you enough power to keep some lights on and maybe keep your fridge running.
A whole-house generator is far more useful! You may have higher power requirements depending on the time of year. For example, if it is the middle of winter then there is no denying that you need your furnace or heating system to be performing at its best. With a whole-house generator installation, you can have the peace of mind that your power needs will always be met, even with an extended blackout.
Trust the Pros for Your Generator Installation
Installing a generator is never something that any homeowners should attempt on their own, nor is it a job they should trust to a handy neighbor or general handyman. Whole-house, automatic standby generators require their own natural gas or LP supply. This means you’ll likely need to have a line installed that connects to the main gas source from your city or municipality, or to your propane tank(s).
This is the kind of job that should only ever be handled by trained and experienced professionals, as working with propane or natural gas can be hazardous if not very carefully dealt with. There’s also the weight and size of the generator to consider—the installation of this type of system requires multiple technicians and a know-how on how to do it without causing injury or property damage. Fortunately, our Pittsburgh experts are ready for the job!