Which Generator Is Right for Your Connecticut Home?

When it comes to being a homeowner in the Greater Hartford, CT area, you have a lot of important decisions to make daily. What color should you paint the guest bedroom? Which version of tile should you choose for the primary bathroom? Which local landscaper will make your lawn stand out from the rest? Considering which type of generator you want may seem to be just one decision on a long list of priorities—but it’s an important choice, and we at Brothers Oil and Brothers Mechanical are here to help. In this blog post, we’ll go over the two main types of generators available; by the end, we’re confident you’ll be able to make a decision that will benefit your family and protect your home. Let’s get started!

Everything You Need to Know About Home Generators in CT

What Is a Portable Generator?

A portable generator is a piece of equipment that you can store in your garage or shed between uses. When you experience a power outage, you must wheel it out of storage into a ventilated area, hook it up to your home’s power and a fuel source, and power it on. While a portable generator is relatively affordable to install, it can be a real pain in the neck to dig around in your garage with a flashlight and wheel out your generator to hook it up in the rain or snow after the power goes out.

What Is a Standby Generator?

A standby generator, sometimes referred to as a backup generator, is permanently hooked up to your fuel and power supplies. It kicks on automatically in the case of a power outage, giving you seamless home comfort even in the worst weather that CT has to offer. A standby generator pays for itself in convenience and peace of mind, especially when you choose Brothers Mechanical to install your generator and Brothers Oil to deliver the fuel it needs to power your home. Plus, they produce more power than portable generators and are often more efficient to operate in the long run.

Which Type of Generator Is the Best Choice for My CT Home?

At Brothers Oil and Brothers Mechanical, the safety of our customers always comes first—that’s why we recommend standby generators to homeowners in our Greater Hartford service area. If you were to have a standby generator installed by a Brothers Mechanical expert, you can trust that it’s going to get you through the storms yet to come; and if for whatever reason it has a hiccup along the way, we’ll be there for you. Not only that, but Brothers Oil will bring you the fuel you need to keep your generator running! Contact us for a no-obligation quote on your generator installation, and we’ll give you all the details you need to make an informed decision.