Storms as devastating as this fall’s hurricane may be rare in New Jersey, but our area is certainly no stranger to severe weather. When a storm rolls in, the electricity we rely on for heating, communications, and food storage can be gone in an instant. With the right generator, though, your family can stay safe and comfortable even during longer power outages.

Numerous brands of generators are available, but Kohler standby generators are among the most convenient and reliable. A standby generator is permanently installed outside your home and connected to your heating fuel source, whether natural gas or liquid propane (LP). An automatic transfer switch allows the generator to sense a power outage and automatically start supplying electricity to your home. As long as fuel’s available, it will run continuously until the power comes back. At that point, the generator switches off.

Kohler produces several types of generators, ranging in output capacity from 8.5 kW to 125 kW.

Essential circuit generators – The smallest standby generator available, these models power a limited number of circuits. During installation, you’ll need to decide which circuits you want to be powered, such as the circuits for the refrigerator, your heating system, and your living room lights.

Smart circuit generators – Although similar to essential circuit generators in size, these models offer a lot more flexibility. They can supply power to every circuit in your home, redirecting power between circuits as needed. That means you can use all your appliances and electronics, just not all at the same time.

Whole-house generators – As the name implies, these models supply power to your entire home just like your city’s utility grid. Except for the 10-second delay on startup, it’s as if the power had never gone out. Because a standby generator is wired into your home and connected to your fuel lines, you’ll need a professional to install the system.

For expert guidance on choosing the right generator for your needs, contact us at Pipe Works Services We install and service Kohler standby generators to our customers in northern New Jersey. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Chatham, NJ, and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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