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Propane Whole-House Generators: Preparing For Severe Weather

Published on: June 14, 2021

generator installation virginiaSevere weather can strike at any moment this time of year in southwestern Virginia—and with that severe weather can come potentially dangerous power outages.

One of the best ways to reduce the impact of severe weather is to invest in a propane backup generator! This powerful piece of home comfort equipment designed to give you peace of mind.

Powered by propane and connected to your home’s electrical and HVAC equipment, a backup or emergency generator looks like the outdoor compressor unit of your central air conditioner. The generator powers up automatically within seconds after the start of an outage, allowing a seamless transition to backup power.

Backup Generator Benefits

Today’s backup generators do much more than simply keep the lights on. Depending on the size and capacity of the unit, a propane whole house generator could:

  • Protect your property by keeping your security system and sump pump working, potentially preventing hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damages and losses.
  • Protect your health by keeping critical medical equipment powered up and running reliably.
  • Preserve your food by preventing spoilage and keeping refrigerators working.
  • Keep you connected by powering outlets to run and charge laptops, tablets, cell phones, radios, and TVs.
  • Keep you comfortable by powering your AC or heating equipment, including your water heater.

Just remember that installing a backup generator is a job for licensed professionals with expertise in plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems, along with local, regional, and federal flood, noise, gas, and electrical codes. Perhaps more than any other appliance, it is NOT a D.I.Y. job!

Be prepared for severe spring weather with professional emergency generator installations in southwestern Virginia by the experts at SWVA Gas Service. Contact us today to learn more.

Already have a backup generator? Make sure it’s filled up and ready for summer. Contact us to schedule a propane delivery for your backup generator today.