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Choosing the Right Generator: A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners

Did you know Michigan has the highest number of power outages per capita than any other state in the U.S.?

On average, power outages in Michigan affect over 2 million people each year, making the need for a backup power source essential for local families.

By having a generator, you can enjoy continuous power, protection for appliances, enhanced safety, and greater convenience during emergencies. Importantly, generators can also prevent you from losing internet access during power outages.

With many households relying on the internet for work, education, and communication, maintaining a stable internet connection is crucial. A generator can power your modem and router, ensuring you stay connected even when the grid is down. But what type of generator is best for your home and internet needs?

In this guide, the generator experts at AAA Service Network shed light on some of the best generator options so you can make the most informed decision for your home's continuous power and internet connectivity needs.

Automatic Standby (Backup) Whole-Home Generators

Standby automatic generators are the best option for homeowners seeking reliable backup power. These systems offer numerous advantages, including:

  • Automatic operation: The generator automatically turns on when power is lost, ensuring an uninterrupted supply of electricity.
  • Seamless power transition: The transfer of power from the utility to the generator is seamless, preventing any interruption to your home's electrical systems.
  • Continuous runtime: With a connection to your home's existing fuel supply, these generators can run indefinitely, providing ongoing power during prolonged outages.
  • Enhanced safety features: Standby automatic generators are designed with safety in mind, reducing the risks associated with portable generators, such as carbon monoxide poisoning and electrical hazards.
  • Convenience and peace of mind: With an automatic standby generator, you can rest assured that your home will have power during an outage, eliminating the need for manual intervention or running extension cords.

While standby automatic generators require a higher upfront investment, the advantages they offer far outweigh the costs, providing unmatched reliability and convenience for your home's continuous power needs.

Turn Your Portable Generator Into a Whole-Home Generator

Have a portable generator? One way to strengthen your portable generator is by adding Honeywell's Generac HomeLink™ manual transfer switch.

This adaptable transfer switch allows you to supply power directly to crucial hardwired appliances, including your home's heating system, water well pump, and electric water heater, offering a more complete backup power option.

With automatic load transfer and enhanced safety features, the HomeLink manual transfer switch makes portable generators more capable and safer than ever.

Contact Our Generator Experts in Southeast Michigan

If you're seeking a backup power solution for your Southeast Michigan home, turn to the team at AAA Service Network to get the job done right. We have installed, repaired, and maintained thousands of generators for over 40 years.

We offer a wide range of generator solutions with plenty of financing options available with approved credit and emergency service availability for urgent requests.

Request a generator quote in Southeast Michigan by contacting our team today.

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Livingston, Washtenaw,
W Wayne, SW Oakland and
S Genesee Counties

Howell   |   Brighton   |   Plymouth   |   Ann Arbor
Novi   |   Fenton   |   Northville  |   Canton
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