It's easy to take your electricity for granted. It’s so intrinsic to modern society that it’s hard to imagine life without it. But, the power grid is a fickle thing. Severe inclement weather can disrupt electrical current to your home or business. And, if you don’t take steps to prevent it, your family can end up stuck in the dark. That’s why we believe everyone would be better off with a home generator.
Our generators are installed by insured, licensed electricians. When our system detects an interruption in electrical service, it flips the generator on. To avoid back-feeding the electrical current and creating a dangerous fluctuation, this will temporarily disable your connection to your main source of electricity. The generator will then run until the lights come back on.
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In the case of large-scale natural disasters, it can take a while before the power comes back on again. Could you and your family handle five or six days without having the lights on? How long would it take before your home disintegrated into the Lord of the Flies?
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Though the cost varies based on home size and the amount of power desired, the average homeowner will pay somewhere between $1400 and $8,000 for a professionally installed generator. Much of the cost variation is due to the wide variety of generators available. Portable units, which can be purchased for around $300, are much more affordable but can only power a few devices at a time. Large, permanent diesel-powered generators, meanwhile, can cost up to $15,000. But the more you pay, the closer you can be to normal during a power outage.
Electricity is dangerous and can easily be fatal. You do not want someone who is YouTube trained to install something worth thousands of dollars. Incorrectly installed components can lead to the generator not working when you need it (at best) or a sudden fire or dangerous electric surge (at worse). Trying to DIY your generator installation means putting your family’s life in danger to save a little bit of money To ensure the job is done right, you need to hire a professional electrician.
Call Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. for a quote on a top-of-the-line, whole house generator installation in the Longview area!