Backup Generators for Your Whole House

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Whole-house generator sales, service, and installation

Have you ever thought about what you’d do if the power went out in your house? The first hour or so might just be an inconvenience, but extended power outages can be both dangerous and expensive. The good news is that we can help you be prepared for a power outage in Bucks County, Pa, giving you and your family peace of mind.

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buy briggs stratton generators bucks countyAbout standby generators

Whole home standby generators provide immediate backup, turning on automatically within seconds of the power going out. Whole house generators are wired directly into your home’s electrical circuit, and may be powered with natural gas or propane.

When power is restored in your area, your house is automatically switched back onto the grid with PECO in a seamless transition. Another benefit of standby generators is that they act whole-house surge protectors, safeguarding your home from the destructive surge that often happens when the power comes back on.

Unlike portable generators, you won’t have to scramble for gasoline or extension cords when the lights go out, and they can run continuously for days. That’s a comforting thought during snow storms, hurricanes, and heat waves!

Here’s how standby generators work:

Portable or Whole House generators: Which is right for you?

standby generator bucks countyThere are a number of things to think about when choosing the right home generator. First, what are you power needs? Do you want just the essentials (like lights, refrigerator, heat, and sump pump) backed up, or the security of backup for your entire house?

These are important things to think about, along with other factors like your home’s square footage, electrical, and heating system (oil, natural gas, propane) as well as your budget.

No matter what the answers are, Newtown Electronics can help you find the right backup generator to meet your needs, giving you permanent protection from power outages.

How much does a generator cost?

There is a wide range of prices for generators which depends on what your backup needs are, and the specifics of your house. The portable generators may cost much less than the whole-house variety, but are louder and don’t offer the convenience and features of the standby generators. Another question to consider is, “how much might it cost NOT to have a generator?” We’re happy to work within your budget or talk to you about available financing options.

The benefits of owning a backup generator:

How likely is a blackout in Newtown, Pa?

newtown pa houses and storesIf you live out in the rural areas of Southern Bucks County (including Newtown Township, Lower Makefield, Upper Makefield, Richboro, Yardley, Wrightstown, etc.) you may be more at risk for frequent power outages, although after recent storms, like Sandy, we know we’re all susceptible to blackouts. Also, many Bucks County residents have experoenced the frustration of waiting for PECO to restore power, and of losing costly appliances and computers to a power surge when they finally do.

I once heard someone say that, “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.” It’s hard to budget for something that you might not need this month, or even this year, but with preparation comes a peace of mind which is priceless.

Here’s a chart that shows significant blackouts from the last decade:

recent blackouts bucks county paRecent significant blackouts: source: Popular Mechanics

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If you’re considering a standby generator of any kind for your home or business, please just give us a call at: 215-598-9900 for a free estimate.

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