Interested customers commonly ask whether they should get a standby or a portable generator. While the two types of generators have much in common, there are also some key differences.
- Are movable, which you are responsible for
- Tend to be cheaper and produce low quality electricity that can damage electronics
- Are noisier than standby
- Produce less power than standby
- Generally run on gasoline and may require large amounts, which must be obtained during power outages
- Require a manual transfer switch to transfer power from your home’s main circuits to backup power
- Need to be manually started up in the case of an outage
- Will need a model-specific cover for protection during storms
- Should never be used indoors, as this creates a major risk for carbon monoxide poisoning
- Will need to be monitored closely to make sure they do not become overloaded
- Are permanently installed outside of your home with the help of an experienced electrician
- Are sized correctly to power your home
- Quieter than portable generators
- Run on natural gas or propane, which comes in large quantities
- Come with weatherproof housing
- Start and stop AUTOMATICALLY when power outages occur
- Produce high-quality electricity that is safe for electronics
- Automatically test runs weekly to make sure it is ready when needed
- Provides peace of mind during storms and uncontrollable events
- I cannot stress enough it works AUTOMATICALLY which means it is a completely hands-off appliance!
If you have further questions or would like to inquire about having a high-quality and energy-efficient generator installed by a registered service dealer, call call Daily Service Company today. Contact us by phone at (254) 754-5250 or submit an online inquiry.