Be Prepared for Unpredictable Michigan Weather
Anyone who has lived through a Michigan winter knows that power outages are a regular, unwelcome occurrence and being without power for any extended amount of time is a major inconvenience. Keeping devices charged, accessing the internet, throwing away spoiled food, no tv---it's all at risk when you don't have power. Luckily, Michigan homeowners have an alternative...a backup residential generator from Crain Heating and Cooling.
A generator from Crain is a great investment that can protect your home automatically.
Our generators run on natural gas or liquid propane (LP) fuel, and sit outside just like a central air conditioning unit. When it's needed, a home backup generator delivers power directly to your home’s electrical system, backing up your entire home or just the most essential items. Crain's home backup generators sense a power outage, turn on automatically, and deliver backup power directly to your home. It will run until utility power returns – whether that’s two hours or two weeks.
But doesn’t a portable generator do the same thing? Yes, but home backup generators have several advantages over portable generators including:
- The American Red Cross recommends permanently installed backup generators as a safer way to provide backup power to a home than a portable generator.
- With an automatic backup generator properly installed outside, your home is protected from deadly carbon monoxide poisoning that is a much greater risk with portable generators.
- Running on the home’s natural gas or LP fuel supply, it is less expensive to run than gasoline and does not need to be refilled.
- They start automatically within seconds of a power outage, and eliminate the need to haul a portable generator outside or run extension cords throughout your home.
Ease of Installation
The installation of your home backup generator is very straightforward. Crain will prepare the installation site outside your home, place the generator, run the natural gas or LP fuel line, install the transfer switch, and make all of the necessary electrical connections. We will also make sure that your backup generator runs properly, and is ready for its first power outage.
On the cost front, home backup generators are actually very reasonable. Costs will vary by system size, installation considerations, and local building codes. No matter the cost, a home backup generator installed by Crain Heating and Cooling is an investment that you’ll never regret.