Fearing long power outages and a refrigerator or freezer full of spoiled food and a flooded basement—more and more storm-weary Canadians are purchasing standby home generators.Despite the rapid sales growth of generators, it will still be lights out for most households should a major storm hit.
The trend seems to be that portable generator sales increase just prior to a storm hitting whereas whole home standby generators follow with a surge in sales after a storm.
People see that one house in their neighborhood had power throughout the storm, and they now want a generator. Portable generators are more reasonably priced, starting at about $500, but they tend to be substantially less powerful and will not turn on automatically when the power goes out.
Some family members require special care that requires having medical equipment for breathing or heart monitoring that needs to be powered at all times. Whether it is used for home health care needs, or for a home business, Home Standby Generator Systems can provide you with the perfect solution to maintain your essential needs when power is lost.The following chart allows you to summarize how quickly power usage can add up. For a more accurate tool to calculate your needs, use the following link on the Campion website.
If you’re looking to buy a generator, keep a few things in mind. Although portable generators are much less expensive, they do have their issues: In the Consumer Reports survey, 22% of people who had portable generators ran out of fuel, 10% said the generator didn’t power what they needed it to, and 9% said it didn’t start at all; meanwhile, nearly nine in 10 consumers with standby generators were “highly satisfied” with their equipment. You also need to make sure you get a generator that can power everything you desire, essential or not. Consumers will also require a transfer switch, which connects the generator to the circuit box of your home, and a propane or natural gas connection for the generator.
Tradesman Mechanical provides Winnipeg homeowners with a complete Champion Home Standby Generator solution. We take care of the electrical installation of the transfer switch and connection of your choice of circuits. Tradesman will also provide both Electrical and Gas Permit submissions with Manitoba Hydro and follow through with factory certified installation, start-up and homeowner orientation procedures.
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