When to Install a New Generator

Should I Upgrade My Generator?

With all the uncertainty in the world right now, having a reliable backup generator is one of the best ways to add a sense of security to your home. Yet how do you know when your generator is due for an upgrade? As any reliable electrician will tell you, the average standby generator has a lifespan of anywhere between 10,000 and 30,000 hours, so anyone that tells you to replace your generator after a few years is generally running a scam. However, for homeowners who have lived on the same property for several decades, and have had the same backup generator the whole time, there are limited reasons to make a change. If you have ever asked yourself, “should I replace my generator,” keep reading, and make sure to contact our experts at CMC Electric for all your essential electrical services.

Top 3 Reasons to Consider Installing a New Standby Generator:

  1. Greater Energy-Efficiency: More and more homeowners today are rightfully concerned about the impact their actions have on the planet. In the past, some backup generators were not as fuel-efficient, and needed more energy to supply electricity to your house. The good news is that if you are worried about the environment, you can now get a range of energy-efficient generators capable of running on multiple fuel types, which provide long-lasting power without leaving behind a huge carbon footprint.
  2. More Reliable Technology: Some older generators had to be manually turned on when the power went off, and were not as reliable for long periods of time. Today’s cutting-edge generators, however, will turn on automatically as soon as your power goes out—and turn off as soon as it comes back on. Moreover, today’s generator models allow remote monitoring using mobile technology, are easier to test and control, and can be relied on to provide consistent power without interruptions.
  3. Increased Power Needs: It is unlikely you would bring a smaller generator from your old home when you move to a newer, bigger house. However, if you have recently completed any additions on your home, or if your family has grown, or if your power needs have increased for any other reason over time, it might be a good idea to upgrade your backup generator. Today’s generators come with power management systems that allow greater coverage even from smaller units. There are also a variety of generators on the market with all types of wattages to cover homes with a full range of power needs.

Call CMC Electric for All Your Generator Needs

With the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, most of us are spending more hours at home than ever. This is why now is a particularly good time to install a reliable backup generator on your property. At CMC Electric, we offer industry-leading Generac generators, which are designed to accommodate the emergency electrical needs of any modern homeowner. Continue to stay safe, and remember that even in these uncertain times, our skilled electricians at CMC Electric are dedicated to protecting the well-being of our customers, our team, and our entire community.

Call (919) 694-4454 now to learn more about what a standby generator can do for you, or click here to request service online.

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