Sunset Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Generators’ Category

Is a Whole House Generator Worth it?

Monday, April 17th, 2023

Power outages in Washington state are becoming more and more frequent. In fact, according to the Department of Energy (DOE), Washington was #5 on the list of states with the most power outages in the first half of 2021. Many homeowners have begun to realize that portable generators just aren’t cutting it anymore with the frequency of power outages we experience not just in the winter, but over the summer as well.

Aside from the convenience factor, many homeowners wonder if a whole house generator installation is worth it in terms of increasing the value of their home. The answer is a resounding yes. Let’s take a look at how adding a whole house generator is considered a sound investment and should increase the value of your home.

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Why Your Olympia Home Needs Generator Installation

Monday, January 9th, 2023

If you lost power in the latest storm that blanketed the Pacific Northwest with several inches of snow, perhaps you’re giving serious thought to finally having a whole home generator installed. It’s no secret that snow and wind storms that are severe enough to knock out power to thousands of Puget Sound homes are becoming more frequent.

Being without power is bad enough, but losing power during a storm that brings freezing temperatures and powerful wind gusts is even worse. A whole house generator can help get your family safely through our increasingly troublesome, bothersome, and downright dangerous winter weather.

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Why You Should Have a Whole-House Generator Installed

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Talking about home efficiency is a big focus of ours and for good reason. When your home is designed as efficiently as possible, it improves not only your comfort but lowers your utility bills as well.

If there is a widespread power outage though, none of that will matter. At least, it won’t if you don’t have the right generator in place! If you don’t already have a whole-house generator installed on your property, now is the time to consider it. Read on to learn why!

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“Is a Whole-Home Generator Really Necessary for My Home?”

Monday, June 13th, 2022

We may not have as harsh of weather as our friends and family in the midwest or on the east coast, but that doesn’t mean we are immune to weather events altogether, or other problems that could result in widespread, long-term power outages.

Blackouts might not be on the forefront of your mind or considered a “big deal,” to you, but when you consider all the home appliances you won’t have access to for possibly days, it can become a little more worrisome. For example, what about your air conditioner? Or your refrigerator? If you have electric kitchen appliances, what about your oven and stovetop?

All the creature comforts go away in a blackout, plus it can even be unsafe to be without electricity for a prolonged period of time, without preparation. And one way to prepare is with the installation of a whole-home, automatic standby generator.

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Here’s Why You Should Maintain Your Generator!

Monday, February 24th, 2020

There are a number of reasons you may experience a power outage. A power pole can be struck by a vehicle, in rare cases. In more common cases, stormy weather or even excessive heat requiring extended use of your AC can do the trick.

Chances are, you might not have to deal with many power outages over the course of your homeownership. But if you have to live through even just one, you’ll appreciate the convenience and reliability of a whole-house generator system. Of course, the only way to ensure its reliability is with routine generator maintenance. Why’s that?

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