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Benefits of having a Residential Backup Generator

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The uncertainty of power outage is almost one of the few inevitable things you should add on to on your list of “absolute constants in Nigeria”.

It’s no joke NEPA as we choose to call it over the official PHCN is a forced to be reckoned with. A force that with its power would make you sit outside in stark night counting the stars because you forgot to plug your smartphone when there was power.  You don’t want that do you?

So here’s a silver lining;


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A Residential Backup Generator.

These kind of generators are made to restore power to your homes or place of work when power goes out. There are many kinds of residential backup generators which range from portable, inverter, whole-house, dual fuel and much more.

Benefits of Residential Generators

Perfect backup when power goes out

This is one of the most important benefits of a generator. As it help serve as a reliable backup when there is no power.

The lack thereof could lead to limited productivity and for the most part disconnects you to the world that is hopelessly reliable on the internet.

So much our lives and businesses are now built around the internet. In order not to miss on such opportunities it’s wise to invest in a generator that will cater to your needs.

They Provide Comfort

Generators, although depending on the output capacity can power all the appliances in a home. It can carry heavy equipment’s like sump pumps, water heater, Air conditioner and much more.

You will agree that these aforementioned appliances to some extent provide a comfortable living and without them, although you would survive but you’ll miss some comfort that comes with having them in house.

Generators ensure that your appliances are up and working at all times, so long they are running.

Different Sizes

Another merit of having a generator is they come in different shapes and sizes. Depending on your needs, a portable generator can power appliances in your home.

Whether you have a small or a big house, there’s a generator model out there that is perfectly suited to your needs.

Different Fuel Types

As generators come in different sizes, so are the fuel options. Generators can run on propane, gasoline, and diesel. Some generators are even hybrid and can utilize three fuels enabling you to have at least a fuel type that is accessible to you at all times.

Installation

To be honest, a generator looks complicated to operate on the surface but surprisingly it’s not. The installation doesn’t require a handy man.

In fact, if you can carefully read the manual that comes with the unit, you can easily install a generator and have it running in no time. Even the biggest generators known as whole house generators are relatively easy to install in homes.

However, if you can’t set it up yourself, the best option is to have a handyman install it for you.

Easy Maintenance

Maintaining a generator shouldn’t take much of your time neither your funds as well. The most important thing to look out for is to change air and oil filters and ensure moving parts are lubricated when they get a bit stiff.

Another important maintenance tip is to actually run the generator regularly. I know it’s counter intuitive but generators just like car batteries will die when they are not serviced in a long while. Also purchase a cover or build a shelter to protect your unit from harsh weather.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Benefits of having a Residential Backup Generator was written by NaijaTechGuide Team. The article was last modified: June 24th, 2020
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