The snow this February has been hitting hard and Connecticut has been hammered with storms that dumped snow measured in feet. Across New England, more than 400,000 people found themselves having to truck through and plow themselves out early in the morning. Standby Generators in Connecticut Protect Your Home During Winter Power Outages and Here’s How.
When the power goes out and temperatures are below freezing, it doesn’t take long for a house to become uncomfortable. And while some people find comfort in gas or wood burning fireplaces, most are designed for aesthetics and not for heating. You can huddle around the fireplace and keep somewhat warm, but the rest of the house can quickly become uninhabitable.
WINTER POWER OUTAGES
Once the inside temperature reaches freezing—which can happen very quickly in sub-zero temperatures—pipes begin to freeze. As the water expands, the pipes split. When the power is restored and the furnace begins working again, the pipes thaw and the splits turn into a deluge that can spill hundreds of gallons of water an hour.
Meanwhile, all the other problems that power outages cause are still present. Refrigerator and freezer temperatures can rise into the unsafe range. Sump pumps don’t work and the basement could flood. Nothing electric works. No lights. No television or computers. You can’t even charge your cell phone.
Whether you are at home or stranded by a blizzard, a standby generator keeps your home supplied with power. Air-cooled standby units range from 7 to 10 kilowatts to power essential circuits and up to 22 kilowatts to handle most or all of a home’s needs. For larger homes and businesses, liquid-cooled generators supply more power and keep everything running smoothly.
Standby generators are automatic. The installation includes permanent wiring through an automatic transfer switch. Power outages are detected immediately and the backup generator system orchestrates a sequence of events that begins supplying power to the home within seconds.
Unlike portable generators, you don’t worry about storing fuel or venturing out into a blizzard to refuel. The engine runs on natural gas or propane (LP Gas) and connects to the home’s existing gas supply line. Larger units may require a higher capacity meter or regulator. Standby generators in Connecticut protect you and your family.
Standby generators keep a home supplied with power when that need is the most critical. Whatever weather condition or equipment failure takes place, the generator keeps critical home appliances running. Furnaces, pumps, lights, heaters, computers, and so much more.
Without the generator, you might return to a home that is dark like the rest of the neighborhood. But with it, your home stays safe and warm and so does your family.
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