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Do You Need A Standby Generator In Florida?

Feb 6, 2018 | Blog

Irma is a name most Floridians won’t be forgetting any time soon. Hurricane Irma blew through the state in September 2017, leaving over 12 million people without electricity. You could even notice from space that Florida was significantly darker on satellite imagery after Irma left its path of destruction.

A fix for being left without power? Generators. If you’re in the market for a reliable energy source during Florida’s unpredictable hurricane seasons, it’s important to know you have options, and not all of them are as miserable as you may think.

Portable Generators

If you’re okay with sitting in the Florida heat while waiting for your power to be restored, a small portable generator will be your best option. You’ll be able to run your fridge, a few lights, and possibly a fan, but not too much after that. A factor to consider when looking at generators is the type of fuel used to power the portable generator. If there’s a natural disaster, are you going to be able to get more gasoline or diesel somewhere? Plus, most portable generators are rather noisy, which can be a hassle if you have nearby neighbors. If you’re looking to just get by for a while, a portable generator is for you.

Automatic Whole Home Standby Generators

generatorIf a portable generator can’t meet your family’s needs, a standby generator will be your best option. A standby generator delivers power directly to your home’s electrical system, which can power your entire home. Your central A/C system can run without dropping power to other appliances in your house. A standby generator runs on liquid propane or natural gas, so there’s no refueling to worry about. Plus, it comes on automatically with a quiet, neighborhood-friendly sound level, similar to a typical central air conditioner. If you’re looking for a reliable, whole-home energy source, a standby generator is for you.

Manatee County’s Exclusive Kohler Generator Dealer

As a result of Hurricane Irma’s close call to the destruction of Manatee County, Air & Energy customers began to ask for standby generators and we delivered. We are the only Kohler generator dealer in Manatee County.

Kohler generators have total reliability, high-quality power and a long manufacturer warranty. Every Kohler generator endures hundreds of performance tests to ensure they meet power standards. In just 10 seconds, Kohler generators automatically power homes with less than 1% total variation in voltage. They’re made to handle peak-load demands with high motor-starting ratings that won’t drop power to other appliances. Plus, Kohler generators get a five-year, 2000-hour limited warranty, and a corrosion-proof enclosure that’s built to last, perfect for our tough Florida conditions.

Customers interested in learning about a top-notch Kohler standby generator should stop by our office in downtown Bradenton, or give us a call at 941-778-0773 to schedule an appointment. Our customer service reps would me more than happy to help you!

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