Should You Install a Standby Generator When Building a New Home?

Many decisions go into building a new home. You may think that everything will be new and in good working order, but what if the power goes out?

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Should You Install a Standby Generator When Building a New Home?

Posted by MARK Z. on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 9:25am.

Backup Power Generator for HomeMany decisions go into building a new home.  You may think that everything will be new and in good working order, but what if the power goes out?  Unfortunately, Mother Nature and Power Failures do not recognize nor favor new homes.

Why have back up power?

You just went to the grocery and meat market.  Every freezer you own is full of food.  There is a horrible storm.  This could be snow or rain and accompanied by terrible winds.  You find your home suddenly without power.

Hundreds of dollars have been spent on that food in your freezer.  Not to mention, the kids are upset with their loss of connection to social media and homework resources via internet.  If in cold winter months, you also have to worry about frozen, bursting pipes.

Perfect Timing

When you are designing your layout for your new house this is the best time to include a Standby Generator.

  • It will be more costly to add a Standby Generator to an existing home.
  • You may be able to include the price of the Generator into the life of the mortgage.
  • If you install a Standby Generator at the time of your home construction, you could receive a discount from the manufacture and/or contractor.
  • Your insurance company may also recognize the benefits of a Standby Generator and give you a discount.
  • Electricians and contractors can plan for the installation which would be more cost effective than adding it after the fact.
  • Power outages can become very expensive.  You may need to replace any perishable food in your refrigerators and freezers.  You also may need to repair frozen pipes that have burst. Those burst frozen pipes might have also cause major water damage to your home.

Protect your main investment and include a Standby Generator in your building plans of your new home.

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