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Power outages are typically caused by severe weather or equipment failures and usually cause homeowners to be very upset as it’s difficult to live without power. A generator can solve that problem as it provides an alternate source of power to your home. A portable generator is usually fueled by gas and can be plugged into an electrical panel. A standby generator is usually a generator that is right outside your home and is similar to an HVAC system. Depending on the size of your home, you’ll need to pick the generator that is best for you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Power outages are typically caused by severe weather like lightning, wind or rain and equipment failures.
  • A standby generator is a backup generator that automatically powers your home when the power goes out. It can detect a blackout within 30 seconds and are installed right outside your home.
  • When picking the size of your backup generator, you will need to think about your home’s size as well as the electrical system you deploy.

“Portable generators are typically fueled by gasoline or propane and require you to set them up when you need them by either plugging them into your electrical panel or directly into the electronics you wish to power.”

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