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Pick the Right Backup Generator for Your Charlotte Home

When it comes to protecting your home from power outages and other electrical emergencies, a home generator is a must-have. A home generator provides reliable backup power to keep your home running smoothly during unexpected power outages. But with so many types, sizes, and features to choose from, it can be hard to know which home generator is the right one for your needs.

ARC Electric Company can help install your generator. We’ve served customers in Charlotte and the surrounding areas since 1976!

Here are some tips for choosing the right home generator for your home:

1. Determine Your Power Needs

The first step in choosing the right home generator is to determine your power needs. You should consider what appliances, electronics, and other devices you want to power during a power outage. Make a list of the items you want to power, and then add up their wattage requirements to determine the total wattage you need.

2. Choose the Right Fuel Source

The next step is to choose the right fuel source for your home generator. The most common fuel sources for home generators are natural gas, propane, and diesel. Natural gas is the most convenient and least expensive fuel source, but it is only available in certain areas. Propane is a more versatile fuel source, but it can be more expensive. Diesel is the most powerful and long-lasting fuel source, but it is also the most expensive.

3. Consider the Size & Noise Level

The size and noise level of your home generator are important factors to consider. If you have limited space, you may want to choose a smaller generator. You should also consider the noise level of the generator, as some models can be quite loud.

4. Consider the Features

When choosing a home generator for your Charlotte home, you should also consider the features it offers. Look for features like automatic start, remote monitoring, and automatic transfer switch. Automatic start ensures that your generator starts up automatically when the power goes out. Remote monitoring allows you to monitor the performance of your generator from anywhere. An automatic transfer switch allows you to switch between generator power and utility power seamlessly.

5. Get Professional Installation & Maintenance

Finally, it is important to get professional installation and maintenance for your home generator. Professional installation ensures that your generator is installed correctly and safely. Professional maintenance ensures that your generator is running efficiently and is in good working order.

At ARC Electric Company, we specialize in home generator installation and maintenance services. We offer a wide range of home generators to suit your needs, and our experienced technicians can help you choose the right home generator for your needs. Call us at (704) 286-0447 to learn more!