We have all experienced the occasional unexpected power outage in Milwaukee. While it is sometimes a minor inconvenience, other times it can pose quite a safety risk to our families and ourselves. If a member of your family is elderly, you may know that they face an increased risk of health issues due to heat and cold exposure. The same is true for young children and infants. And, even if you aren’t in those demographics, a sudden heat wave without air conditioning or access to cold water can lead to dehydration and other complications. All of these considerations are good reasons to consider residential generator installation. 

You might also consider environmental and weather concerns that can negatively affect your home. A power outage due to a storm can knock out your home’s sump pump and potentially lead to basement flooding. Additionally, if you work from home, an unexpected power outage might find you with no internet and in an environment not conducive to work.

The bad news is that we currently face a rising risk of power outages in the midwest. But the good news is there is something you can do to prepare yourself and your home for these increasing risks. Scheduling a residential generator installation is the key move you can make right now to protect yourself and your loved ones from the inconveniences and risks of residential power outages in Milwaukee. 

Why Add a Generator to Your Home

Residential generators offer a “backup” power source for your home in the event of a power outage or rolling blackout. Like their name suggests, generators generate electricity that can be used to power your home when your traditional electrical service is interrupted for any reason. They are most commonly powered by either propane or Natural Gas.   

Having a generator installed in your home will save you money and spare you a lot of inconveniences when an unexpected power outage occurs. 

Installation of a generator is basically prepaying for roughly 15-18 years of backup power insurance.  So not only do you get the benefits of having reliable power but it adds value to your home in the event you want to sell.  

Depending on your needs, you can choose a generator that is capable of backing up your home’s entire electrical panel. Choosing a generator with whole panel backup capabilities will allow you to live through a power outage with minimal to no disruption. 

Additionally, if you have already invested in an electric vehicle, or are considering doing so, you might choose a generator that is capable of backing up an EV charger. Electric cars are of course an economically empowering transportation choice, but having the means to power the car at your own residence, and to do so with minimal disruption, can provide you the ultimate freedom from rising gas prices and potentially increasing power outages and blackouts.  

Residential Generator Maintenance

To ensure your residential generator is ready-to-go when needed, it is a good idea to conduct some regular maintenance. Some of these maintenance services should occur yearly, including changing the oil, filter, and spark plug. Other common maintenance for residential generators include the following: 

  • Replacement of the air cleaner
  • Inspection & replacement of the magneto 
  • Adjustment of the engine valve
  • Analysis of the battery life
  • Oil & filter change

Integrated Building Systems offers the above services as part of our generator repair services. We will address your generator maintenance needs and questions in a timely manner so you can rest assured that your home’s generator will be up and running when needed. And for ultimate peace of mind when it comes to your home’s backup electrical system, you might plan to enroll in our maintenance program, which includes some useful benefits!

Contact Integrated Building Systems for Residential Generator Installation

If you are ready to add a backup generator to your home and experience greater energy independence, let Integrated Building Systems know. We are available to answer all of your questions and help you determine the best generator for your home and energy needs. Contact Integrated Building Systems for residential generator installation in Milwaukee.