MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Generators’ Category

Portable Generators Just Won’t Cut It in Emergencies

Monday, January 21st, 2019

standby-generatorIf disaster strikes and your power goes out, you can be left feeling helpless. You might even be tempted to pull out the portable generator to see if you can power up some of your appliances. However, we seriously advise against it.

Instead, we suggest having an electrician in Overland Park, KS come to fit your home for a whole-house generator. Here’s why we don’t recommend using portable generators for emergencies.

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Does Your Generator Need Repairs?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

technicians-servicing-generatorTime for a pop quiz.

Q: When’s the worst time to find out that your generator needs repairs?

A: During a power outage!

If you’re the owner of a generator, you probably already knew the answer. It might just be one of the most common fears held by generator owners. Shopping for the right generator, getting it installed, and having it fail to operate on the day you need it most would be too frustrating to bear.

To save you from that, we recommend biannual maintenance for your generator. Regular maintenance will ensure that all the generator’s components are up to working standards.

In between those times, you can always watch out for the signs that you need a repair.

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How to Tell Your Generator Needs Repair

Monday, June 11th, 2018

residential-generatorIf you’re a forward-thinking homeowner, you may already have a whole-house or standby generator. This is the Midwest, and you never know when an extreme weather event—be it a tornado or blizzard or something else entirely—may cause the grid to fail. A momentary power outage is little more than a brief headache, but an extended lack of power can eventually become life-threatening. You must be confident your generator will start when you need it the most.

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Your Home Stays Safe with a Generator

Monday, May 15th, 2017

whole-house-generatorWe get our share of heavy storms in this area, and that can often mean losing power in your home for extended periods: hours, maybe even days. This can happen at any time, but rural parts of the region are especially vulnerable, since it can be some time before power companies get out to fix downed electrical lines.

The best way to keep your home’s electricity running is to install a generator on your property. It can be used in the event the power goes out to run vital appliances and ensure that you don’t need to leave your home in the event of a crisis. Now is a great time to have one installed, with warmer temperatures here and thunderstorms becoming increasingly common. The right service can help you select the proper unit.

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Is Professional Generator Installation Necessary?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Generators_iStock_000024890354_XXXLargeYou may be worried about the safety and health of your family in the case of a long-term power outage to your house this winter. A loss of electrical power during a winter storm can mean serious indoor discomfort. If there are people in your home who depend on powered medical equipment, a loss of power can even be life-threatening. Many residents of Overland Park, KS use a generator as an extra level of insurance. A whole-house generator, installed by professionals, makes an even more reliable option.

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Should You Invest in a New Generator This Year?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Having a backup generator for your house is one of best kinds of “home insurance policies.” It will give you peace of mind that you’ll have sufficient power for your household in case of a long-term loss of power during the stormy seasons. This is especially important if there are people in your home who depend on electrically-powered medical equipment. Knowing that your home has protection is worth the cost of a generator, even if it never needs to turn on.

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Get a Whole-House Generator Before the Next Storm Hits

Monday, July 27th, 2015

It can be tough to get through even a single evening without power. We are an electronically connected society, and we’re becoming increasingly reliant on various gadgets for a wide range of household chores, tasks and entertainment. But losing power does not have to mean going back to the days of old with candles, flashlights and dry goods. Investing in a whole-house generator is a way to improve your home. Let’s take a look at your options and a few benefits.

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