The occasional power outage can be fun for families. You break out the flashlights and candles and camp out in the living room. But more often than not, power outages are a real pain—sometimes even a danger if you’re living with people who rely on electronic medical devices. Jennings Heating and Cooling provides the perfect solution to avoid the woes of power outages—whole house generators!

What is a Whole House Generator?

A whole house generator is different than a portable generator you can pick up from your local home improvement store. This type of generator is permanently installed and ready to switch on in the event of an outage.

When shopping around for a whole house generator, it’s important to keep in mind that no generator is a “whole house” generator unless it provides enough power for your entire house. A generator that serves as a whole house solution for the smaller house down the street may not be able to serve your entire house, thus it is not a whole house generator.

How Does a Whole House Generator Work?

Whole house generators typically run on gas or propane, making them very efficient. In addition to the fuel line, a whole house generator is also connected to your electrical wiring. Many generators have the option to be switched on automatically or manually, meaning you can choose to have the generator switch on immediately once an outage is detected, or set it so that you must turn the generator on yourself.

With Briggs & Stratton’s Symphony Power Management system, which is included in Jennings’ Briggs & Stratton Fortress line of whole house generators, you are able to direct backup power anywhere in your house, giving you the ability to prioritize up to eight high-wattage appliances (refrigerators, heating and cooling systems, ovens, medical devices, etc.) for uninterrupted whole-house power during an outage.

Why Should I Consider Buying a Whole House Generator?

Among the many benefits of a whole house generator, the most enticing aspect is simply the convenience of having to never experience a complete power outage at your home. In the event of an outage, a whole house generator:

  • Provides emergency power to home medical devices
  • Keeps your food cold and fresh
  • Keeps your HVAC system running and your home comfortable
  • Eliminates the worry of frozen pipes

Read more about the benefits of a whole house generator here!

Get a Whole House Generator from Jennings Heating and Cooling

If you’re interested in adding a whole house generator to your home but you’re not sure where to start, contact the experts at Jennings Heating and Cooling. Our team will be happy to help you find the right size generator that suits your home’s needs.