Almost half of all the major power outages are caused by extreme weather. These severe weather events are caused by wind, rain, and lightning. Blackouts are also caused by equipment failure which accounts for almost one-third of all outages. The power outages are sometimes very large and affect millions of homes. They disrupt life and often bring it to a standstill.
Generators provide us a feeling of relief when the grid power fails. Large areas are left in the dark after a storm or hurricane strikes. Many households that do not have a generator have to go through a lot of problems. They have no electric power and thus cannot get the excess water out of their yard using a sump pump if it collects there. In the warm and humid weather, it is difficult to live without an air conditioner. With no power, it is not possible for you to have the computers running or to watch TV or to charge your cell phones. In such a situation you can get disconnected from friends and family when the battery of your communications devices goes dead. There is no way to charge these devices except with the help of a generator. In bad weather it is also difficult to go over to the neighbor’s house to get help, so the best thing to do is to stay put at home and use a generator to power your home appliances and the air conditioners.
Many homes have an alarm system to keep the house and the family safe. Without electric power, these security systems stop to function. There have been incidents of looting in the past and crooks may break in to steal if you are not at home. If you are planning to evacuate the area get a generator for your house and continue to run it till grid power is restored. If it takes more than a few days for the power company to restore the grid power, the generator will stop to function when the oil level is low. This will prevent any damage to it.
Briggs & Stratton standby generators will continue to run your alarm system, air conditioners, computers, freezer, fridge, sump pump, and more. They produce ample power for your house, so you do not have to worry about choosing which appliance to run and which to leave out. The whole house generators are an ideal choice for families. It is best to buy your generator long before the stormy season so you do not have to rush to buy it. When people are in a hurry, they make hasty decisions. The model you are interested in may also get sold out as everyone rushes at the last minute to buy a generator. You may land up buying the wrong unit that does not match your wattage usage. So the best thing to do is browse online and make a list of branded generators that have the latest features. These devices also have to be easy for you to use and maintain. The user-friendly models are always a better choice. After you buy the unit you will have to learn how to keep it well maintained. Learn about the maintenance intervals and how to change the oil and the filter. Some models are low maintenance due to the construction of their engines. Choose a generator that has an OHV engine and pressure lubrication system. These have long maintenance intervals. When the storm strikes you want your unit to perform well. Get it installed by a professional licensed electrician. During the generator installation process, it will be connected to your home’s natural gas line by a plumber. When you are not at home and there is a power outage, the Briggs & Stratton standby generators will ensure that your sump pump is running, and your security system remains armed.
If you want to run a 5-ton AC along with your home appliances have a look at the Briggs & Stratton 40532 12kW generator. This dual fuel model can be used for both the workplace and the house. The generator comes on automatically within a few seconds and continues to supply power to your home appliances. Electric surges are bad for modern devices and appliances. These days even the refrigerators have microcircuits and this model is just right for use with these items. It has low total harmonic distortion which makes it safe for all types of electronics.
The good thing about this model is that it balances the power needs of your electrical loads. It features the Symphony® II Power Management system that provides uninterrupted power to all your high and low wattage items. The generator design is sleek and saves you space. It can be installed 18” from the house. The automatic transfer switch for this model is sold separately and can manage 15-circuits of the house. The cost is affordable, and you can also buy it at discounted prices online. Keep the shops running when others are closed and continue with the day as usual at home.