Home Backup Generators: FAQs
What's a home backup generator?
This is also referred to as a standby home generator which keeps your home or business in power during outages and power cuts. A standby home generator can be essential in protecting our home and preserving your business during a power cut. Standby home generators need to be installed outside your house or your business and automatically start when power goes out – whether you’re at home or away – in a matter of seconds.
What’s even better – our GAS home standby range runs on liquid propane or natural gas, so there’s no need to refuel.
Does it have advantages over a portable generator?
In general, it is advisable to choose an automatic home back-up generator over a portable generator, as it offers multiple advantages:
- When the power goes out, it starts automatically in a matter of seconds, eliminating the need to run extension cords throughout your house
- It is way cheaper than other fuel solutions
- There is no need for a refueling generator tank
- You don’t need to monitor the genset through the duration of the outage, since it is on 24/7 when the power is out and automatically turns off when electricity is back on.
- It is installed outside, protecting you and your household from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Why do I need a home backup generator?
Imagine having to manage your home for hours or days without electricity. Picture your days without being able to control and use your devices, security and electrical appliances. . Power outages can affect the complete operation and most of your equipment in your home or business.
With a residential generator, you’ll barely notice if a power outage occurs and you will be able to monitor what is going on.
Can an automatic home standby generator replace utility service?
Since the utility company’s costs are divided among thousands of consumers, the prices are significantly lower than fuel costs for a standby home generator. . Our home back-up generators are designed to be a back-up the utility power source and are not to be utilized as prime power into your home or business.
How can I size a generator for my home?
Try to imagine your home without power to determine your energy needs during an outage. Bear in mind that each outage is different from one another, some may last only few hours and others might continue for days. Our range offers the option to cover just a few of the essential utilities or the whole managed house, depending on what you need. Our team is available to help you and can estimate what size of Home Back-up Generator you need.
How frequently should I perform maintenance?
To preserve the generators’ performance for years to come, it is advisable to periodically change oil and filter. We recommend you have your unit serviced every six months.
If I have a problem with my generator, where do I go for help?
Thanks to our service centers, Pramac offers a worldwide aftersales service . For more information, check www.pramacparts.com .
I cannot find my Owner’s manual. How can I get another copy?
You can download a digital copy of your manual. To search for your manual, check our Service & Parts website.