Choosing a Home Generator

Residential Generator Installation

Power failures caused by storms or damage to the electrical grid are more than just an inconvenience, they can cause expensive damage your property. When the power goes out you lose heating and air conditioning, well pumps, refrigeration, and sump pumps - to name just a few essential electrical appliances in the average home. The result can be water damage, spoiled food and a myriad of other problems.

With the frequency of power outages in the greater Waterford area related to the increasingly intesnsity of storm systems and an over-burdened electrical grid, a backup power generator has become an essential appliance for many homeowners.

It's hard to appreciate just how important a home generator is until the power has been out longer than a few hours. Generators sell out quickly right before and during emergencies, so it's important to have a plan ahead of time. The best solution for recurring power outages? A whole home standyby generator that runs off your home's natural gas or propane supply.

Types of Home Backup Generators

The two main types of residential generators are portable and permanent standby. If you plan to power a few lights, your refrigerator and a furnace, a less expensive portable generator may provide enough power. But keep in mind that you will need to ensure you have enough fuel on hand before the power goes out.

If you intend to run your lights and air conditioner, along with a well pump, sump pump, a freezer and other major appliances a permanent standby model is the best option. Permanently installed generators are connected directly to your home's utilities, when the power goes out they automatically start up to provide power for extended periods of time.

Professional Residential Generator Installation


When considering a generator for your home it's important to hire an experienced electrician who understands the types of generators available and can match the system to your home's existing power needs. At Superior we install of residential generators througout the greater Waterford area.

With a Superior home generator installation, you will have the peace of mind knowing that you are getting the right generator for your specific needs and professional service for the life of the unit. Call us today to discuss your backup power needs.
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