Why Install a Home Backup Generator?

A power loss can be a dangerous event for homes and families—and not to mention inconvenient. With the frequency of thunderstorms and extreme weather in the St. Louis area, homes are at greater risk for outages. What’s the best way to avoid the risks and inconveniences of an electrical outage? Install a home backup generator to keep your household running safely and smoothly until utility power is restored.

How Do Backup Generators Work?

Residential backup generators are a reliable source of standby power. In the event of an electrical outage, power will automatically switch over from the utility to your home backup generator in a matter of seconds, with the help of an automatic transfer switch (ATS). Then when the electricity comes back on, the ATS will automatically switch the power back over to the utility source. So you don’t have to lift a finger. You don’t even need to be home during the outage!

Benefits of Installing a Home Backup Generator

There are many advantages of having an alternate source of power on standby. A home backup generator:

  • Keeps the lights, air conditioning, and heat on during an outage
  • Powers your refrigerator, freezer, computers, and home security system
  • Does not require refueling, since it runs on your home’s natural gas
  • Helps keep your family safe
  • Provides convenience and peace of mind

Businesses can also benefit from backup power. To see a standby generator in action at both a residential and a commercial property, check out this video from Kohler. For related info, check out our previous post: Why Install a Commercial Backup Generator?

Want more tips on how to protect your family during the spring storm season? Read our previous articles: Electrical Safety During Storms and Floods and How to Deal with Electrical Storm Damage.

At Paramount Electric, we are experts in providing reliable standby power. Our electricians will evaluate your property and make recommendations for your generator’s size and location. We will take care of all the necessary permits and installation. Contact us to schedule a free estimate for your backup generator installation! Call our office at 314-266-6551 or email service@paramountstl.com.