The Homeowner’s Buying Guide for Backup Generators

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The Homeowner’s Buying Guide for Backup Generators

Are you looking for a home backup generator? Backup power is becoming more and more of a necessity in Northern California. Outages from wildfires, high winds, and storms combined with scheduled utility blackouts leave millions of Californians without power every year. 

You don’t have to live in the dark—let Energy Saving Pros help you find the right backup generator for your home. The size and type of generator you need will depend on your unique situation and energy requirements. Our advisors will help you analyze your energy needs, then recommend the best backup system for your home and your budget.

Pros and Cons of Home Backup Generator Systems

Home Generator Pros

During power outages, you need a self-sustaining backup system that will operate independently of the grid. Backup generators can power life-saving medical equipment, pump well water, and keep air conditioning systems operational during heat waves. 

Home generators can be plumbed directly into your existing gas line, so that there are no interruptions when you lose power. Your backup generator will turn on as soon as the grid goes down, then automatically shut off once power is restored. Depending on the type, generators can usually be controlled with a remote if necessary. 

Home Generator Cons

Gas generators require fuel, so you’ll need to buy propane, diesel, or natural gas for your generator and be able to safely store it. Generators also require regular maintenance to make sure they’re operating correctly. Without regular maintenance, there’s a risk that your generator might not turn on when you need it the most.

Generators get a bad reputation for being noisy, but that all depends on the type of generator. Some brands run very quietly, and won’t disturb the local wildlife or your peace of mind. If noise is a concern, we can help you choose the quietest model. 

The Energy Saving Pros Advantage

We specialize in Generac, Kohler, and Honeywell home backup systems, but we can work with any brand. We also carry DuraMax portable generators for your workshop or cabin. Energy Saving Pros has been providing custom energy solutions to California homeowners for decades. Our affordable prices and expert service make us the top installers in the Sacramento area.

Are you ready to invest in a backup generator for your home? 

Energy Saving Pros can help you determine the best solution for your home and your budget. We service all of Northern California, from Greater Sacramento to the East Bay. Don’t get left in the dark when the power goes out—request a free quote on a home backup generator today!