Written on: September 7, 2020
Severe weather can strike any time of year in the Hudson Valley – and with that severe weather can come inconvenient – or even dangerous – power outages.
One of the best ways to minimize the impact a grid failure is to invest in a whole house backup generator – a powerful piece of home comfort equipment designed to give you peace of mind.
Powered by propane and connected to your home’s electrical system and HVAC equipment, a backup generator is installed outside your home and is typically a little larger than the compressor unit on your central air conditioner. A backup generator powers up automatically within seconds after an outage, allowing a seamless transition to backup power.
Today’s backup generators do much more than simply keep you out of the dark. Depending on the size and power of the unit, a propane whole house generator could:
Just remember: installing a backup generator is NOT a DIY job – it requires contractors with expertise in plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems, along with local, regional, and federal flood, noise, gas, and electrical codes. Always hire an expert!
Be prepared for severe weather with a propane backup generator, installed by the pros at Downey Energy. Contact us today to hear more about backup generator installations in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and northern Westchester counties.
Already have a backup generator? Make sure it’s filled up and ready for the fall and winter seasons! Contact Downey today to schedule a propane delivery today.
Please note: At Black Bear, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our Covid-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep your family and our crews safe and your fuel deliveries coming during this challenging time.