When the lights go out, it’s reassuring to have a backup plan in place. At Ryan Electric, we’re not only your trusted choice for electrical services, but we’re also here to help you make an informed decision about the right type of generator for your needs. As the Angie’s List “Best Contractor” in Kansas City and proud recipients of the Super Service Award, we know the importance of keeping your home powered up, and we’ll guide you through the options. In this blog, we’ll explore the pros and cons of portable generators and whole-house generators, along with crucial safety tips to keep you and your family safe during power outages.
Professional Installation: They require professional installation to ensure proper wiring and integration with your home’s electrical system.
Generator Safety Tips
Portable and Whole House Generators:
Proper Ventilation: Always operate your generator outdoors in a well-ventilated area to prevent carbon monoxide buildup.
Fuel Storage: Store fuel in approved containers in a cool, well-ventilated area away from living spaces.
Regular Maintenance: Schedule regular maintenance checks for your generator, whether it’s portable or whole-house, to ensure it’s in proper working order.
Extension Cords: Use heavy-duty extension cords designed for outdoor use to connect appliances to the generator. Keep cords away from walkways to prevent tripping hazards.
Whole House Generators:
Professional Installation: Ensure your whole-house generator is professionally installed by licensed electricians to meet safety and code requirements.
Automatic Transfer Switch: Invest in an automatic transfer switch to prevent back-feeding and protect utility workers during outages.
Choosing between a portable generator and a whole-house generator depends on your specific needs and budget. Both options can keep your home powered during outages, but each has its advantages and disadvantages. At Ryan Electric, we’re here to help you make the right choice and ensure your generator operates safely and efficiently. Whether you’re looking for affordable backup power or a comprehensive whole-house solution, we have you covered. Stay powered up and stay safe with Ryan Electric, your trusted partner for all your electrical needs.