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Aug 13, 2020

Are Back-Up Generators A Necessity In The South?

Sponsored Content provided by Chris Jones - Managing Partner, Green Dot Heating & Air

It is crazy to think that we are not even finished with July and there is a storm out in the Atlantic that the experts are saying has an 80 percent chance of becoming Tropical Storm Isaias. Much has been written about how this year is going to be one of the most active hurricane seasons ever and unfortunately, it looks like it is going to live up to the hype.

If things continue with this storm the way the experts are predicting and it does become Tropical Storm Isaias, it would be the earliest storm to be given a name starting with “I” on record.  Hurricane Hanna recently broke the record for the earliest storm to begin with an “H” by 11 days, and considering all the wind and rain, hassle and potential for damage, I’m hoping the “I” record remains intact.

Let’s face it: losing power as a result of a storm is a huge inconvenience. Even if we are somehow able to avoid the path of a hurricane or tropical storm this year, dealing with a power outage as a result of a thunderstorm, wind event or ice storm is not unlikely. As an example, on the day of this writing, I was ‘forced’ out of the office because a power outage from a thunderstorm made working impossible.

For some reason, whoever is in charge of making the storms seems to be able to tell when I have just been to Costco to stock the freezer. Anyone who has lived in our area for a while should be able to relate to this, how seeing a freezer-full of food go to waste not only represents a significant loss of funds, but also a major inconvenience.

Having a back-up generator installed can be an effective way to both safeguard your home and minimize the hassles associated with hurricanes and tropical storms. Aside from powering the fridge and saving the ice cream, a back-up generator can fuel other essential items such as air conditioners, TVs, tablets, computers and phones.

A permanently installed Generac home back-up generator protects your home automatically. It runs on natural gas or liquid propane and sits outside, just like a central AC unit. A home back-up generator delivers power directly to your home’s electrical system, backing up your entire home or just the most essential items. Also, these run on propane or natural gas, so there are no unpleasant odors or need to go to the gas station.

One of the coolest things about a Generac back-up generator is that you don’t have to be there to start it or turn it off, because it does that automatically. This is because the automatic transfer switch sends power from the generator to your home. When the generator’s system detects that the power has been restored, it is then returned to standby mode.

The advanced generators that we install and service are made by Honeywell. They can keep your power on for as long as the power is out — whether it’s for two hours or two weeks. These Honeywell Generac back-up generators also offer the convenience of remote monitoring, which allows you to check on the status of your generator from anywhere in the world, by using a smartphone, tablet or PC.

Designed to seamlessly adapt to the individual needs of the home owner, these generators come in several kilowatt sizes to power anything that is necessary, even all of the systems inside a home. Our technicians are trained to customize the generator to the needs of our clients, so as a part of our service the initial consultation is centered on needs, desires and load calculations. After that, we install the chosen generator and service it if that is ever necessary.
 
With high damaging winds, days or even weeks of driving rain, hurricane season can definitely be a drag. But having a back-up generator installed before one is on the way can give you significant piece of mind, whether electing to shelter in place or evacuate. To schedule a consultation about having a back-up generator installed in your home, please call 910-791-0480, text 910-612-0052, or email [email protected].

Chris Jones and the team at Green Dot HVAC are committed to provide their clients with a consultative, transparent approach, driven by innovative technology and a diligent work ethic.  With a team of highly trained and versatile technicians, a focus on helping clients make informed decisions, and a commitment to deliver substantial value, Green Dot HVAC is a leader in the Southeast North Carolina marketplace.  To arrange a free at-home consultation, a repair/installation or simply find guidance about the nuances of modern heating and air conditioning systems, call 910-791-0480 or text 910-612-0052.

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