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Is your home prepared for storms and power outages?

Make sure your family continues to have access to power, heating, and cooling in case of emergency. A home backup generator is your insurance against unexpected disruptions.

Culpeper Home Services provides professional standby generator installations throughout Culpeper County and surrounding areas. We will help you select the right system for your home, taking into account size and fuel type.

We understand that installing or replacing a backup generator is a significant investment. This is why our team takes the time to discuss the service in full detail before any work begins. We know that a well-informed customer is much better equipped to make the right decision!

Why Home Standby Generators are a Great Investment

You may already have a portable generator, which can help significantly during sudden outages. But there are downsides to having a portable device: you have to start it manually (so you need to be home for it to work), you can’t leave it out in the rain, and you need to regularly refill it with gas.

Home standby generators, on the other hand, are much more convenient and give you greater peace of mind. Here’s why:

Safer operation— There are no extension cords to worry about, so there is less risk of electrocution or accidental fire. And since the system is designed to remain outdoors, risk of gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning are greatly diminished.

Improves home value— If you plan to sell your home in the future, having a Generac backup generator installed can help raise the value of your property.

Total convenience— Standby generators automatically restore power throughout your home without you having to do anything. (You might not even notice anything went out at all!) This is ideal for homeowners who travel a lot; you can rest easy knowing your home is protected even while you’re away.

For those with sump pumps in the basement, standby generators also reduce risk of flooding. Since standby generators automatically start working when the power goes out, it will also kick your sump pump back on even if you’re not at home. You’ll avoid coming back to a flooded basement!

How to Choose the Best Backup Generator

If you are ready to enjoy greater convenience and peace of mind, we’re here to help you select the perfect home standby generator from Generac. But before doing so, we’ll need to consider three things:

Fuel source— Generators run on either natural gas, liquid propane, or diesel. Natural gas and liquid propane are more common fuel types and work well with generators up to 22kW. Before installation, we will make sure your gas lines are sized correctly; for diesel and liquid propane generators, we will check to see if your fuel tank is large enough to accommodate the generator.

System size and power— Do you want your standby generator to power your HVAC system as well? Your AC and furnace eat up the most power in your home. As a result, you will need a generator strong enough to handle these units. A three-ton AC may require a generator that’s 11kW or greater, while a five-ton AC may need a 20kW generator. Our experts will help you calculate the right generator size for your home.

Transfer switch— The transfer switch is crucial to proper generator operation. It is against code to install a generator without the transfer switch, since doing so creates backfeeding and unbalanced electrical loads. Culper Home Services will help you select the proper transfer switch to complement your home’s existing electrical panel.

Generac home backup generators also feature Wi-Fi enabled systems that allow you to keep track of your generator’s status wherever you are by using your phone, computer, or tablet.

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There are several options and considerations to think about when choosing a new standby generator. The team at Culpeper Home Services will help you narrow down your choices and identify the best system for your needs and budget.

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Be prepared for any power outage! Call Culpeper Home Services at (540) 845-3653 to discuss standby generator installation for your home in Culpeper County and surrounding areas in Northern Virginia.

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