Back-up Generators Protect Your Cincinnati Home with a Standby Backup Generator
At Apollo Home, we offer backup generator installation services to customers in the Greater Cincinnati Area.
- We install quality backup generators made by the brands we trust.
- Our licensed electricians focus on safety during any electrical installation job and install all backup generators according to the local building codes.
- We can handle all the wiring, as well as making sure that your new generator has enough power to handle all of your electrical appliances and equipment.
- Free estimates on installing a generator in your home. Call us at 513-271-3600 to schedule.
Why Install a Back-up Generator?
Severe weather is the single leading cause of power outages in the United States. The amount and severity of these outages has spiked dramatically over the past decade, causing physical, emotional and economic hardship for many Americans
- 87% of power outages are caused by severe weather (50,000 or more customers).
- Power outages cost American households $150 billion annually with weather-related outages accounting for $25 – $70 billion per year.
- Weather-related power outages have doubled since 2003
- 500,000 households on average are affected daily by U.S. power outages
- Storms like Hurricane Katrina, Tropical Storm Irene, and Hurricane Sandy have affected millions of consumers. In fact, 2011 was among the worst years on record for grid-disabling natural disasters, with power interruptions longer than 24 hours affecting 21 million customers.How much can a power outage cost a homeowner?
- $10,000 for burst or frozen pipes
- $21,000 for a flooded basement
- $500 to $30,000 for mold removal
- $250 to $500 food loss
- $100 to $150 for alternative shelter
What is and how does a Back-up Standby Generator Work?
- Ideal for backup power for your home in the event of a power outage
- It’s installed outside your house (like an AC unit)
- Automatically starts and restores power in seconds — whether you’re home or away
- An Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) automatically transfers power from the utility to your generator in the event of a power outage. And when utility power is restored, the ATS turns off your generator and returns your home’s power to the utility grid.
- Powers your home, including critical hard-wired systems like AC, heat, sump pumps, well pumps, security systems and large appliances
- No refueling — runs on your home’s natural or LP gas
- Delivers high-quality power — won’t harm your electronics.
Backup Generators Can Help In Many Ways
- FOOD. During an outage, your food is the first thing to go. Keep your refrigerator and freezer running and have electricity to run your microwave and your electric range.
- HVAC. Whether it’s the dead of winter or the dog days of summer, keeping your heating and cooling systems running is what keeps your family comfy and your home protected.
- WATER. Running water is a big deal—you need it for drinking, cleaning and flushing. On the other hand, if it’s running into your basement that’s another kind of big deal—really big. If your home depends on well water or a sump pump, we keep everything working as it should. That means faucets, toilets, showers, washing machine, sump pump and more.
- LIGHTS & MORE. Let there be light. Keep your lights on and electricity on. Use lights in any room of your house, keep your garage door working, your clocks on, and your security system powered.
- COMMUNICATION. TV, tablet, computer. These things keep you connected to the world and what you love to do.
What is the difference between a portable generator and standby generator?
When you’re choosing a home generator, there are two main generator types: a portable generator or a standby generator.
- A portable generator is primary for more temporary and smaller alternative power needs for a home than a standby generator
- A portable generator powers by plugging an electrical cord in the unit while a standby generator connects to your electrical panel
- A portable generator can only power a handful of appliances while standby generator can power everything in a home, including heating and cooling systems, water systems, lights, appliances and sensitive electronics
- A portable generator needs to be turned on by the homeowner while a standby generator comes on automatically in the event of a power outage
- A portable generator needs to be refueled with gasoline or diesel while a standby generator requires no refueling as it runs off of a continuous supply of LP or propane
- In the event of major storms and severe weather, portable generators often sell out quickly at home centers, while at the same time only providing a fraction of the power that a standby unit can provide
Financial Benefits of Standby Backup Generators
- Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Rate – Home standby backup generators keep a home humming. Insurers know that when your house’s lights and security system are on, it’s less likely that you’ll be making a home theft claim. That’s why many insurance agencies view standby generators as a theft prevention investment, which can reduce your homeowner’s insurance rate.
- Prevent Storm Damage & Power Outage Costs – Standby generators prevent unexpected repair or losses that occur when a home sits without power. Basement flooding, mold damage, burst or frozen pipes, food spoilage, and alternative shelter can cost you thousands of dollars during power outages.
- Increase Your Home Value – Property values increase for homes with a standby generator system. A recent study by Remodeling Magazine showed standby generators increase home resale values by 52.7 percent of the cost of the generator system.
How Apollo Home Can Help
- Free estimate for installing a standby backup generator in your home
- Our licensed electricians will inspect and recommend the ideal generator for your home
- Professional and safe installation
Call us now at 513-271-3600 to get your free estimate!