In this storm and hurricane-prone region, you don’t want to be caught off guard when the power goes out. Prolonged power outages are a normal occurrence in Hampton Roads due to hurricanes, lightning storms, ice storms, utility demand problems, transformer damage, and more.
The Smith & Keene team can help you in determining and installing the right generator for your home.
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If you have a home-based business or home office, downtime due to a power outage can cost you money. And if you have in-home medical equipment, including oxygen machines, a power outage can be a dangerous event. Power outages can also be costly due to loss of food and perishables.
Smith & Keene can install a home standby generator with an automatic transfer switch that will ensure your home has electricity, no matter the conditions outside. When your power goes out, the generator’s automatic transfer switch will turn on, starting your generator. When the power is restored, the generator will then turn off automatically. These new, efficient systems don’t require the hassle of manually hooking up the generator in the dark or during a storm, so that you can stay comfortable and safe year-round.
Not all installs and replacements can be paid out-of-pocket. To help Hampton Roads families afford the BEST in HVAC, Generators, and Plumbing equipment, we offer financing options. We help keep your home updated & your budget manageable.
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Numerous contractors and developers, from Williamsburg to Northeast North Carolina and everywhere in between, rely on Smith & Keene to install new HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and generator systems.
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Benefits of A Home standby Generator
Peace Of Mind
A home standby generator’s greatest benefit is peace of mind that your home’s electrical needs can run smoothly if a power outage occurs. Here is how the installation of a standby generator including an automatic switch works. When your home’s main power source is cut-off, the generator automatically initiates as an alternative power source. When your home’s main power source is restored, the generator automatically turns off. No messing with gas cans and setting up extension cords which are necessary with portable generators. The standby generator provides peace of mind that your home’s power never goes out.
Add Value To Your Home
Whole-home generators offer additional benefits to you as a homeowner beyond peace of mind. More and more new homes are being built including a home standby generator. These generator systems add value to your home. Consumer Reports notes that the inclusion of a standby generator could increase your property value by 3–5%. Similarly, a 2017 Remodeling Magazine Report claims that the installation of a standby home generator can yield a 54% return on investment. While a buyer is not likely to purchase your home exclusively owing to your newly installed generator, it could be a deciding factor between two like homes on a shopping list.
Be prepared for severe storms
The weather in Hampton Roads is unpredictable. Throughout the year, we face the potential of extreme weather conditions and violent storms that leave downed trees and power lines in their path.
Don’t be left in the dark! Smith & Keene can help keep your house running no matter what’s going on outside. A Home Standby Generator with an Automatic Transfer switch will provide the electricity you need to power your whole home or just the essentials. Our team of expert electricians can install the right generator that keeps your lights, appliances and even your HVAC system running for however long the power is out.
Learn more about Smith & Keene’s generator options and offers for your home or business. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our consultants to discuss which solution is best for your family as well as the financing options available.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does an automatic transfer switch do?
An automatic transfer switch recognizes when the prime power source from your home is lost and automatically transfers to the generator for power, without you lifting a finger!
How do I know what size generator my home needs?
The best way to determine what size generator your home needs is to consult the experts. If the wrong size generator is bought and it is ill-equipped to handle the number of appliances or power needed, it can cause stress on the generator and the appliances.
How does a home standby generator with automatic switch work?
When your home’s main power source is cut-off, the generator automatically initiates as an alternative power source. When your home’s main power source is restored, the generator automatically turns off. No messing with gas cans and setting up extension cords which are necessary with portable generators. The standby generator provides peace of mind that your home’s power never goes out.
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