We’ve all heard the saying “If you don’t like the weather in
Kansas, just wait a few minutes and it’ll change.” So when Mother Nature
rattles her sabre, you can suddenly find yourself in the dark – and in need of
a local electrician, fast.
And, not just for electrical repairs. That last thunderstorm
may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back, and got you to thinking seriously
about a backup generator. Well, you’re not alone. Backup generators, both in
Wichita and throughout Kansas and the Midwest, are becoming more and more
Backup generators keep essential items running, and without
interruption, because your backup generator serves your critical load panel,
just like Westar does. And, when Westar fixes things on their end, your home
switches back to standard electrical power, automatically.
When you’re researching backup generators in Wichita and
making comparisons, here are a few things you’ll want to consider, or at least
1. 1. Do you want to provide backup power to the whole
house in case there’s a utility failure, or are you interested in backing up
just the “critical load” requirements like the fridge, freezer, sump pump and
garage door, for example?
2. 2. Will the Wichita electrical company you’re considering
conduct a thorough Load Assessment Analysis?
3. 3. Does the local electrician install and
service the backup generators they sell?
4. 4. Are they an authorized dealer of the equipment,
or would you need to find another local electrician?
5. 5. What type of warranties do they offer? 1-year?
2-year? What does it cover?
There’s a quick primer on backup generators. So, while you
keep the flashlights handy, know that a backup generator does wonders for a
good night’s sleep, especially in Kansas!
Here’s a little more on backup generators from our web site: