Standby vs. Portable Generators


Living in Connecticut means being ready for anything Mother Nature has to throw our way. Having a standby generator installed is the first step to keeping your family and home safe. When thinking about buying a generator, we’re often asked if a portable generator is a good or comparable solution. No.

Standby generators offer a steadfast solution to extended outages. Unlike portable generators, they’re installed permanently on a concrete pad in your yard and will provide uninterrupted backup for the length of your power outage. Portable generator users have to lug it out, set it up—without letting it get wet or having it too close to your house, risking carbon monoxide poisoning), and don’t forget all the trips to the gas station you’ll need to keep it running. Standby generator users wait a few seconds then breathe a sigh of relief when their unit automatically turns on for them.

The American Red Cross recommends permanently installed standby generators as a safer way to provide backup power to a home than a portable generator.

Call our team to discuss your options, based on your family, home, and budget needs.