Outages from a natural disaster, grid failure, or deliberate sabotage can leave waterfront homes without power for hours or longer. As recent events in the Charlotte area show, hundreds of thousands of people can be left in the dark due to hurricanes or infrastructure attacks. Whether your Lake Wylie or Lake Norman property is your full-time residence or a vacation home, it pays to be prepared for unexpected electrical outages.
If you’ve ever wondered whether a whole-home generator would benefit your lake house, now’s the time to talk to the pros at Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical. We’ll explain how a generator can add value to your home and deliver a sizable return on investment.
Why Lake Houses Might Require Backup Power
Backup generators take up relatively little space but can provide incredible protection to your lake house. Reasons you should invest in a residential generator for your home on Lake Norman or Lake Wylie include:
Powering Critical Home Appliances
Refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, and HVAC systems are critical to keeping your lake home habitable. The right-sized generator protects perishables, keeps the hot water flowing, and ensures the indoor temperature is comfortably warm or cold.
Keep Your Home Office Up & Running
The last few years have seen many more people working from home. If you now commute down your hallway instead of across town, a generator keeps routers operating and equipment charged. A whole-home generator with a manual transfer switch powers critical circuits, including office equipment.
Power Home Medical Devices
Home medical equipment allows people to live at home instead of in an outside care facility. Others rely on breathing equipment like CPAPS or Bi-PAP machines to help them sleep. A home generator ensures life-saving or assistance devices like stair lifts, oxygen concentrators, and nebulizers work as they should when the power goes out.
A whole-house backup generator comes on as soon as the power turns off. You never need to worry about returning to your lakefront home and finding it without electricity. There’s no need to hook up or run a cord to a portable generator, which can be hazardous near water.
Some portable generators can be quite loud. A standby generator operates much more quietly, making them an excellent choice for lakeside locations where sound is easily amplified and dispersed.
Types of Generators
Home standby or backup generators can be portable or permanently installed to provide near-immediate power without you having to leave the comfort of your home. Depending on your needs and budget, you can invest in a generator that runs on natural or LP gas to power your entire home or just select circuits and appliances. Portable generators provide power for furnaces, refrigerators, and device chargers.
Another advantage to whole-house generators is that they don’t need to be vented as portable models do. You don’t need to worry about tripping on cords or having to leave the windows open, which is particularly helpful if your lake house isn’t your primary residence. Either way, you enjoy lakeside life to its fullest with no worries about struggling without power.
Choose Acosta for Generator Services
It’s always a good idea to be prepared for a power outage at your Lake Wylie or Lake Norman property. While some people consider backup generators a luxury, we believe they’re just as vital to keeping a home up and running as other appliances are.
Working with an experienced generator installer at Acosta ensures you choose the right-sized generator for your needs and budget. Our team is trained and equipped to deliver high-quality home improvement services to residents throughout the greater Charlotte, NC, area, including installation, repair, and maintenance of whole-home generators.
Contact Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical online or call us at 704.665.5998 to learn more or schedule services.