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Generator 101: Why You Need One, How to Buy One, & More

If you’ve lived in Alabama for more than a few months, you know how unpredictable the weather can be. From summer thunderstorms, sweltering temperatures, and random cold snaps, you never know when Mother Nature will cut your home’s power.  

Fortunately, Guin Service offers top-quality home generators, so you’re always prepared when disaster strikes. Our experts discuss everything you need to know about home generators, including benefits, top brands, installation, and more. With Guin, you can be safe rather than sorry this summer—and beyond. 

What Is a Home Generator? 

A home generator is exactly what it sounds like—a generator for your home. Home generators can supply electricity for your home during a natural disaster, downed power lines, and more. With home generators, you can keep your home’s appliances properly running, like your refrigerator, plumbing, electric locks, and air conditioning. 

Most home generators are standby generators, which means they’re permanently installed in your home and turn on immediately during a loss of power. You can choose from a natural gas or propane-operated generator depending on your needs and preferences. The best part is that a home generator is out of sight and out of mind! Our Guin team can install your home generator right next to your outdoor HVAC system. 

What Are the Benefits of a Home Generator? 

A home generator has numerous benefits, including comprehensive peace of mind and security in maintaining your home’s daily operations. 

Beyond this a sense of readiness no matter what your home may face, home generators are:

  • Quiet
  • Automatic
  • Powerful (upwards of 8,000 watts of power)
  • Safe
  • Efficient

What Is the Best Generator for Home Use? 

Generac generators are the #1 name in home generators across the country—and for a good reason! Generators produced by Generac are high quality, affordable, and long-lasting. Since 1959, Generac has put its customers first with automatic operation and 24/7 manufacturing support. 

Guin Service is proud to partner with Generac generators for all these qualities and more. When our team of specialists installs a generator in your home, we offer only the best—Generac! However, we can repair, maintain, and even install other brands of home generators, so you’re never without power. 

If you’re looking to install a generator in your home, reach out to us at (205) 595-4846. Our experts can evaluate your home’s size and recommend a generator to keep the lights on all year. 

How Can I Install a Home Generator?

Installing a home generator DIY-style isn’t as easy as you might think. First, you’ll need to clear the room at least five feet from all windows and doors. You’ll want to bolt the generator to a concrete pad, so it stays stable and secure. Then, you’ll need to connect a gas and a voltage line to the generator. 

When dealing with gas lines and electricity, trying to connect anything yourself can quickly become a hazard. For this reason, we recommend calling your local trusted electrician and plumber, depending on the energy source of your generator. At Guin Service, we can take care of your generator installation—from clearing to clean up. We’ll explain how your generator works, how to maintain it, and the ease of operation. 

Keep the Lights on All Year Long with Guin Service

Never worry about a heavy downpour, downed power line, or other unplanned convenience again with Guin Service’s home generators. Our home generators from Generac offer comprehensive power 24/7, 365 days a year. You can keep your home safe, always have access to your home’s essential operations, and more with home generators. Invest in your home and reap the benefits for decades with Guin Service!

Your Generator Experts: Guin Service in Birmingham, AL

Proudly serving Birmingham, AL, Guin Service is your one-stop shop for all your generator needs. Whether you need home generator repair, installation, or maintenance, our friendly and knowledgeable team of experts can help. Call us at (205) 595-4846 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today!

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