Anyone who lives in Louisiana knows that the weather here can get pretty wicked during hurricane season and being without power for any extended amount of time is a major inconvenience. Without power it becomes difficult to keep mobile devices charged in order to stay in contact with friends and family.  It can be costly too. Anyone who has ever been without power for several days probably remembers having to throw away lots of food because it spoiled. Forest Air is here to tell you that generators are a great way to make sure you never have to be without power again.

Forest Air is a proud installer of Generac home backup generators, that can protect your home automatically. It runs on natural gas or liquid propane (LP) fuel, and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit. A home backup generator delivers power directly to your home’s electrical system, backing up your entire home or just the most essential items. A Generac home backup generator senses a power outage, turns on automatically, and delivers backup power to your home. It will run until utility power returns – whether that’s two hours or two weeks.

Don’t worry about having to be there to start and stop your Generac home backup generator. Because it does that automatically. Whether you’re home or away. Your Generac home backup generator runs on your existing natural gas or LP fuel supply so you’ll never have to worry about refueling. You’ll never have to run an extension cord through a window or door again. Your Generac home backup generator safely delivers power right to your home’s electrical panel.

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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.

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So at this point, we know you have two questions, how complicated is it to have a home backup generator installed and how much does it cost. The installation of your home backup generator is very straightforward. Forest Air 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. Want even more information? As an additional add-on, Forest Air can install and enable remote monitoring on your new generator allowing you to check the status of your home backup generator anytime from your computer or smart phone.

On the cost front, home backup generators are actually very reasonable, many home backup generator systems can be purchased and installed for under $12,000. Installation costs will vary by system size, installation considerations, and local building codes.  No matter the cost, a home backup generator is an investment that you’ll never regret. The next time that inclement weather approaches, with a home backup generator installed by Forest Air, you can rest easy knowing that lack of power is something you won’t have to worry about. If you want to have even more piece of mind, we recommend investigating whole home surge protection options as well to protect your expensive appliances and electronics in the case of a random power surge.

Contact Forest Air today to discuss how we can install a home backup generator for you and give you piece of mind no matter the weather. If you are a business or government, don’t feel left out, Forest Air can provide commercial backup power solutions for you as well that will help you protect your bottom line and keep essential services moving.