Generator Specialists in Mount Airy
Power outages can last hours, days, or even weeks. If you’re not prepared, you may lose refrigerated foods and even put your health and safety at risk. A generator is what homeowners use to manage a blackout. You can use a generator as a backup to power essential appliances and lights or for protection devices, like a sump pump.
Wenbrooke Services professionals are committed to providing a better quality of life here in Mount Airy and Frederick County. We live here, too! You can count on upfront pricing and honest assessments as well as superior quality of work. Call (240) 394-1500 or contact Wenbrooke Services for more information about backup generators for your home or commercial property.
Whole-House vs. Portable Generators: What’s the Difference?
Price isn’t the only difference between whole-house and portable generators: The added convenience and protection of a whole-house generator make it an asset to your home. And because it’s a permanent appliance, it increases your property value by 5%. In fact, your ROI (return on investment) can be as high as 150%.
Even if you’re not home, your generator will provide backup power to your home. An automatic transfer switch connects your generator to your home’s electrical panel. When power returns, the generator switches back to standby.
Portable generators are terrific for camping or any situation in which you need a transportable power source. While portable generators run on gasoline or diesel, whole-house generators are fueled by the natural gas or propane you have in your home.
Don’t let money prevent you from making an investment that will provide family safety and increase the value of your property. Ask about our flexible financing options for our Mount Airy neighbors (like you). Contact Wenbrooke Services or call (240) 394-1500 for more information.
Benefits of Whole-House Generators
It’s hard to put a price on peace of mind. That’s probably the greatest benefit of a whole-house generator. A power outage is dangerous if outdoor temperatures are below freezing, especially if you have infants, elderly, or infirm family members. But it will also protect your home from dangerous voltage surges, which often occur following a blackout.
Our service area includes Carroll and Frederick counties as well as Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas. To learn more about the benefits of whole-house generators, call (240) 394-1500 or contact us today.
Why Choose Wenbrooke Services for Professional Generator Installation?
Superior customer care is the priority for every member of the Wenbrooke Services team! We want to be the best home services company in Mount Airy, so we are driven to provide honest service and excellent quality of work. Our service professionals are licensed, bonded, and insured.
FAQs About Whole-Home Generators
Some of the frequently asked questions we receive about whole-house generators include:
Can I power my entire house using my generator?
Yes. A lot depends on buying the correct size. Your Wenbrooke Services professional will explain what size you need for your home and its occupants. For example, a 7,500-watt generator can power your lights, refrigerator/freezer, and water/well pump at the same time.
How long can I run my generator at one time?
As long as your fuel source is available, your whole-house generator should be able to run an extensive amount of time. However, you will need to change the oil every 50 hours.
How long will a whole-house generator last?
A generator’s life span is measured in hours rather than years. Your generator may last between 1,500 and 3,000 hours. A generator can last between 20 and 40 years, depending on use and maintenance. You should “exercise” your generator by running it for about 30 minutes every week to help ensure its longevity.
Will my whole-house generator need maintenance?
Yes. As with your larger household equipment, generator maintenance will add years to the life of your unit. Without maintenance, repairs may be costly. The generator itself may be unsafe if neglected too long.