We depend on electricity more than ever before, yet we often take our power for granted. Our lights, heating and cooling systems, electronics, computers, cell phones, and other appliances cannot function without electric power. Most of the time, the electrical grid in Texas is reliable and delivers power to our homes without interruption. However, an energy outrage could be just a day way. The electrical grid faces vulnerabilities from a number of sources including car accidents, lightning storms, wind, falling trees, and even pesky squirrels can wreak havoc on the comforts we enjoy by causing electrical outages.
Enter the backup generator. With a backup or emergency generator, you are no longer stuck in limbo, waiting hours, days, and even weeks at a time waiting for power to be restored. So, how does it work? A backup generator is a machine that delivers power to your home when the main electrical grid fails, and becomes your home's main power source until energy is restored to the grid. Emergency generators are typically powered by gasoline, natural gas, or propane, and newer models even store solar power as a backup energy solution.
There are more and more generator options as technology advances. While some of these newer options are great, others offer plenty of hype in an attempt to hide functional limitations. See details on some of the most well-known generator options available today:
The Tesla Powerwall is a battery that stores power in case of emergencies. Although this product has great potential, it is most effective for customers with solar panels already installed at their home. By tying this battery into your electrical system a home owner can backup critical loads for several hours during a power outage. The Powerwall also intelligently uses solar energy throughout the day, and can help lower energy bills in certain areas with fluctuating energy costs throughout different hours of the day.
The sonnenBatterie is similar to the Tesla Powerwall, and can store electricity for future use and is best when paired with solar. SonnenBatterie has the advantage of being a plug-and-play solution and can be installed without needing to hire an electrician. The sonnenBatterie also optimizes energy usage, and can help you save money on electric bills.
Kohler Generators are the favorite choice among many for a few different reasons. These particular emergency generators can run on gasoline, propane, and even natural gas, making it possible for virtually any home or business owner to have access to an alternate power source during outages. These units are able to come on automatically at the first sign of outage and are also much more affordable than those systems dependent on solar equipment.
When the power goes out is the exact time you want electricity the most. Keeping your home's temperature controlled, the refrigerator running, and lights on doesn’t have to be an impossible, far-fetched, or financially unrealistic dream. An emergency generator such as the innovative units produced by Kohler, Tesla, and sonnen can be an excellent choice depending on your home's energy needs.
Contact Freedom Solar today to learn more about our emergency generator installation. Our experienced technicians will help find the ideal generator for you. Request a free consultation today!