As the weather becomes more extreme — hotter summers, colder winters, and more violent storms — the chances that you’ll lose power to your home are increasing. Considering how dependent we are on electricity to keep our food fresh, our houses heated and cooled, and even to work, it’s no surprise that sales of home generators has been increasing steadily over the past few years.
However, there’s lots to consider before you purchase a house generator. This guide will explain how generators work, how much they cost, and other pros and cons of getting a home generator installed.
A house generator, also known as a home generator, backup generator or a standby generator, essentially acts as a backup supply of electricity should the power go out. If there’s a power outage, the generator will register this, and automatically supply an alternative source of electricity to power your home.