Late August is just about the middle of hurricane season. The latter half of the season tends to be more active. Hurricanes can cause serious damage this time of year, but at any time of the year, in any part of the country, severe weather can knock out power to your home. Losing power for days, weeks or even longer can be costly, inconvenient and dangerous. The best protection for homeowners against these unforeseen power outages is a standby generator.
Most people think portable generators are their only solution for backup power in an outage, but automatic home backup generators are actually the best solution. They turn on and off automatically, within seconds of a power outage, whether or not you are at home. They run continuously on existing natural gas or a liquid propane fuel supply, without any need to refuel, no matter how long the power is out. Because they are permanently installed, you don’t need to run any extension cords through windows or doors to your lights or appliances. They also test weekly, so you know they will start up and run reliably in an emergency.
In the past, automatic standby generators were cost prohibitive for average homeowners. But you don’t need to buy a big, expensive generator to back up your home. Generac  offers options that will meet every homeowner’s needs and budget. For essential circuit coverage, which means backing up only those items that are most critical during a power outage, Generac’s EZ Switch™ is ideal. It is an automatic transfer switch and distributed load center that backs up selected circuits, and is pre-wired for the easiest and least expensive installation on the market. A 30 ft. pre-wired conduit connects the transfer switch to an external box, and a 2 ft. pre-wired conduit moves circuits from the main panel to the transfer switch. The pre-wired external connection box has a weatherproof conduit for generator connections.
For managed whole house coverage, which means backing up the entire home using technology that prioritizes electric loads, Generac’s Nexus Smart Switch is ideal. It lets you manage as many as two central air conditioners without any additional components. If the generator looks like it will overload, the Nexus Smart Switch will turn off the air conditioners and bring them back online one at a time when the generator can handle it.
Consider a backup plan for your home in case of a power outage. And visit www.Generac.com  for help.