Backup Generators for Homes in Greenville, SC

Keep your home safe and warm during natural disasters

emergency backup generators greenville scIn the past few years, we’ve seen plenty of bad weather that has knocked the power out for whole communities—whether it’s the hurricanes that have swept through other parts of our nation, or the occasional Greenville ice storm that leaves homes dark and cold. If you’re the kind of person who wants to be prepared for the worst—or if you live with someone who depends on medical equipment that needs electricity to run—consider getting a backup generator for your home.

Portable Backup Generators

If you’re looking for a way to keep just vital systems running, a portable standby generator is for you. As their name suggests, these generators are small enough to be stored and moved, and they can provide enough power for just what’s needed. They are typically fueled by gasoline, propane, natural gas, or a combination, and deliver power by the use of extension cords.

Just be aware these generators should not be run inside of the home, because they pose a risk of carbon monoxide buildup.

Portable generators are significantly cheaper than installed models, but offer much less power. So if you don’t mind using candles and flashlights during a blackout, but do want a way to keep the heat on, or run the refrigerator, and/or have enough power to cook with on your electric stove, the portable generator is probably the way to go.

Installed Backup Generators

If you’re looking for a generator that can keep your entire home powered for days, you may want to consider having a permanent backup generator installed. These large generators are connected directly to your home’s natural gas line, or have a storage tank for propane or diesel.

Installed generators are wired into your home’s electrical panel and can turn on automatically when the power goes off, for uninterrupted power flow. (Just be aware that if the fuel supply runs out, the generator will stop as well).

These permanent backup generators are ideal for those who have medical equipment or families with infants, elderly parents, or immuno-compromised people who might be endangered if the home’s heat turns off in the middle of the night. They come with a higher price tag and require more maintenance, but can provide great peace of mind.

Call the generator experts

Don’t wait for Mother Nature to dish out her worst before taking action—call one of Hot Wire’s expert electricians to ensure your new generator is properly set up before you need it.

We are the official representatives for Kohler generators in Greenville, SC, so we can guarantee you'll get a high-quality generator you can trust. We can help you decide which model is best for your needs, help you determine the amount of power that you will need, and can give you the confidence of knowing that when trouble comes, you’re ready.

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