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Kansas Weather and Electrical Backup Generators Go Hand in Hand

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 common.

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 ask about:

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: https://young-electric.com/Residential/ServiceUpgrade/