Whole House Generator vs Solar Power

During the mid-20th century, solar power was all the rage. Cars, homes, towns, it could all be powered by the ever-present sun! While an exciting concept, reality turned out much different. While a good option for some, the disadvantages of solar have made it a relatively lesser used energy source.

While energy independence is an alluring goal, a smart home or business owner knows to do their research before committing to a long-term investment. So let’s consider whether solar power or a whole home generator would be right for you.

Solar Batteries

Since smartphones have become a part of our lives, portable battery banks have also been around. When thinking of solar power for your home, you can think of it as being a permanent battery bank attached to your house that is charged by the sun. This comes with some obvious pros:

  • Ultra-quiet operation.
  • Extremely low maintenance.
  • Completely renewable energy.

However, solar power generally has a higher price tag to set up, as well as a battery that will need to be replaced within 5 to 10 years. Additionally, here in the northeast, our power usually fails in the wintertime. Days are cloudy, and depending on your power needs, solar-powered batteries may fall short.

Whole Home Generators

A tried-and-true method, our Generac-certified whole-home generators have a proven track record of keeping homeowners safe. Their sound level is comparable to a modern washing machine, and they’re usually situated outside the home. Consider several key pros:

  • Much more affordable to purchase.
  • Extremely long lifetime, on average between 10,000 – 30,000 hours running.
  • Seamless connection to the existing natural gas line in your home.
  • Not reliant on external conditions to provide immediate power to a home.
  • Much longer run time during power outages.

If you’re looking for an emergency power system that is reliable, certified, and affordable, look no further than our Generac whole-home generators. As long as your natural gas line is operational, you’ll maintain round-the-clock power. Call us today and speak with our certified professionals for your complimentary home estimate.