Power Up: Six Benefits of a Propane Whole House Generator

Posted: March 18, 2019

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One of the best ways to prepare for severe weather in any season is to invest in a whole house backup generator – a powerful and potentially even lifesaving piece of home comfort equipment for your Central Maine home.

Powered by propane and connected to your home’s electrical and HVAC systems, a backup or emergency generator looks like a central air conditioning unit with a top on it. The generator starts automatically within about 30 seconds after an outage, allowing a seamless transition to backup power.

The benefits of a backup generator extend well beyond keeping the lights on: an investment in a propane generator will protect:

  1. Your property – Keeping your sump pump working during a power outage could prevent hundreds or even thousands of dollars in flood damage.
  2. Your health – If someone in your home relies on powered medical equipment, an emergency generator can literally be a lifesaver.
  3. Your food – A power outage can spoil hundreds of dollars worth of food in as little as a day or two.
  4. Your valuables – A backup generator will keep your alarms working to protect your valuables.
  5. Your connections – Battery operated radios, laptops, tablets and cell phones will eventually need to be recharged; a backup generator can help you stay informed and connected to friends, family, and emergency services during an outage.
  6. Your comfort – A backup generator could be sized to power your AC or heating equipment, keeping you comfortable and preventing costly damage due to mold, frozen pipes, and more.

Already have a propane backup generator? Make sure it’s filled up and ready for spring storm season. Contact us to schedule a propane delivery for your backup generator today.

Murray-Heutz Oil and Propane – serving our neighbors in Turner, Lewiston, Auburn, Mechanic Falls, and surrounding communities in Maine.