KANSAS CITY - I hate that helpless feeling of sitting in the dark when the power goes out. I’ve been thinking about buying a generator, but I was really in the dark about what I needed. Over the next two weeks we’re going to help show you how to have add that extra boost of power!
As our storms have become more severe,a lot of us have bought generators for peace of mind.
But there is so much more to consider than just running an extension cord to your home from the generator.
Bob Ball, the owner of Ball Power Equipment, says One of the biggest and most important things that we see that people aren't doing is you really need a transfer switch. A transfer switch sits right beside your breaker box and picks the circuits in the house for the fridge, the furnace, the deep freeze, and what have you. By doing that you're meeting the national electrical code and you're also satisfying your insurance company.
The transfer switch allows you to safely get power from the generator to your electric system with this easy exterior plugin. But don't just think of your generator as an emergency device.
The other thing we always encourage too is to look at multiple uses. Do you have an RV? Are you a camper? Are you a sportsman? Look at a lot of different things as opposed to just single focus house backup.
You can even use generators to recharge your car battery, so understanding all your potential uses is essential. Have a great week!
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