Written on: January 31, 2022
As many of us know all too well, a bad thunderstorm can down lines and knock out electricity in a snap, and more frequent extreme and unpredictable weather can leave you without power for days. Thankfully, a backup propane generator comes on within seconds of a power failure to keep your lights, your refrigerator, and other systems running until the utilities get the lines back up.
While portable generators are less expensive out of the box, they can cost you a lot more in the long run. Just keeping it full during an extended outage will add up quickly—not to mention potentially having to wait on long lines for more fuel.
Here are three smart reasons why a whole-house generator is a better value.
A power outage lasting anything more than an hour or two can quickly shift from inconvenience to crisis—and an expensive one, too. A whole-house propane generator will help you save money, even before the power goes out:
With a standby generator, as soon as the power from the grid goes out, your unit turns on automatically. You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your home and loved ones will be safe, even if you aren’t home when the power goes out.
And, with a portable generator, someone strong needs to wrestle the unit out of the garage and get it set up and started, while messing with fuel, possibly in the dark or in treacherous conditions.
According to Consumer Reports, a properly installed whole-house generator can increase the value of your home by as much as 5%. That’s a great return on your investment, even before you even need to use it.
Here in Central North Carolina, we get plenty of thunderstorms in summer, along with some stray hurricanes, as well as a fair share of ice and snow in winter. And we’ve even seen a few tornadoes in recent years. Adding a backup propane generator is a power move when it comes to protecting your family and your home.
With nearly 20 years serving Chatham County and surrounding areas, the pros at PFM Propane have the experience and training to install your generator correctly and connect the lines to your propane tank, so it powers up your home without damaging your home’s electronic equipment or appliances. And PFM can provide you with safe and reliable propane delivery all year long, too! Contact us today for more information.