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Backup Generators vs. Whole-Home Generators

Which Generator Is Right For Me?

Residents along the Gulf Coast experience extreme weather events that often leave their homes without power. Owning a generator can help you maintain access to essential utilities – like hot water, lights and climate control – while you wait for municipal power to be restored. But how do you choose the right generator for your home?

A portable generator is a smaller upfront investment but requires weather covers and frequent refueling. On the other hand, a whole-home generator is permanently installed outside your home so it’s ready to power your house whenever you need it, but it’s a larger investment overall. Read on to learn more about choosing the perfect generator for your Lake Charles home, and reach out to Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing for trusted generator services.

What Is A Portable Generator?

A portable generator, as its name suggests, can be stored away when not in use and brought outside when needed. In addition to choosing the right output for your home or appliances, here are some more things to consider about a portable generator:

  • Requires refueling up to several times a day
  • Power appliances with an extension cord, a Gen-Cord or a power transfer system
  • Smaller investment than a standby generator
  • Loud operation and lower output than home standby models

While more affordable and smaller than a standby generator, portable models have a shorter lifespan of about a decade or 2,000-3,000 hours of operation.

What Is A Whole-Home Generator?

Standby generators are permanently connected to their fuel source and installed a safe distance from your home. Additional benefits include:

  • Sized to power your entire home
  • Automatically switches on when power is lost
  • Can run for extended time periods without refueling
  • Quieter to operate and don’t require weather covers

Lasting upwards of 30,000 running hours, a standby generator has a lifespan of 25-40 years. With dependable maintenance from Ace, we can keep your generator running well throughout its lifetime.

Generator Installation In Lake Charles

If your home loses power, not only do your routines come to a grinding halt, but your comfort and safety are at risk. A lack of electricity can leave you without heating, air conditioning, hot water and a working refrigerator. By installing a whole-home generator, you can be confident that your home is safe and protected – even if there’s a blackout.

With a generator from Ace, you can maintain your quality of life even if the weather knocks out your power. Let our team of licensed electricians install and maintain your generator so you home stays powered season after season. Choose the team more Lousiana residents rely on for their professional generator installation. Reach out to us for more information.

Turn To Ace

When you schedule with us, our team can take accurate measurements of your home before making any recommendations toward your generator installation. Rely on our professional team to help calculate your home’s load analysis. Rest assured, your generator will meet your household’s needs and supply enough power to your home when the electricity goes out.

For dependable, long-lasting home services, turn to the team at Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing. From your whole-home generator installation to annual maintenance and repairs, we can do it all. We’re proud to serve our customers in the Lake Charles area, so when it’s time for your generator services, don’t delay. Reach out to us today!

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