Standby Generators Improve Home Resale Values
The inconvenience of being without power has lead many homeowners to take action. While the owners of automatic standby generators enjoy fresh food, lights and television during an outage, many people are still in the dark about the benefits of these units, including the fact they can improve home resale value.
According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2014 Cost Versus Value Report, standby generators can provide up to 76.9% of a return on their cost. Standby generators are consider a piece of equipment that makes a home more comfortable, safe and secure. In the competitive real estate market a generator can be the deciding factor in a sale.
Standby generators differ from the smaller portable ones. When the power goes out portable generators must be manually started and connected to appliances through extension cords, in a well ventilated area and not inside a shed or garage. A standby generator on the other hand is completely automatic and operates hands – free. The unit is hard-wired to the electrical panel of the home, eliminating extension cords and the need to refill gas from a local gas station. Unlike portable generators that must be taken out of storage and kept away from water and placed in a safe location, a standby is permanently installed outside the home per manufacturer and town code compliant locations. It continues powering heat, air conditioning, and well pumps within seconds of a utility power failure. When utility power has returned, it safely shuts itself down and returns to standby mode.
While portables run on gasoline and require frequent and sometimes problematic refueling, an automatic generator is connected to your propane or natural gas supply, eliminating any messy or inconvenient refueling. The peace of mind of owning a standby generator extends beyond hands – free back up power and a reliable fuel supply. A standby generator also provides security to a home even when the owner is away. They are much quieter than portables as they are designed with a sound – attenuated, weather – proof enclosure.
The numerous rewards that are a result of owning a generator include security and savings. Whether home or not, owners can have confidence that an automatic standby generator will keep their property safe and mitigate damages by preventing losses, reducing insurance premiums and improving the resale value of a home.
If you are interested in a standby generator, contact DASECO for a free in-home consultation . We are factory trained and authorized dealers for Generc, Kohler, GE and Briggs 7 Stratton standby home generator systems. Never be powerless again.