Month: February 2015

Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Gas Generator At Home

Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Gas Generator At HomeAlmost everything in your home relies on electricity to keep you and your family comfortable no matter the season. However, when an outage occurs, many people prefer using portable generators that offer temporally relief. The only problem is that you have to fuel it, and know how to connect and deploying it safely and quickly.

Well, a backup natural gas generator allows you to ride out electrical outages without any problem at all. All you have to do is plug it into a natural gas line. These generators are convenient and safe for the family.

These are not the only benefits; the days of fumbling in the dark are now over. The power can be used with any appliance in your home including HVAC systems. They are indeed the best choice to-quickly-turn your home into a pleasant, safe environment.

According to the ministry of energy, they advise people to have permanently installed generators because they offer fewer risks. Portable models present a greater risk of failure in areas such as overheating and overloading. They avoid other safety issues as well, including fuel storage hazards. Moreover, it eliminates the worry of breathing in carbon monoxide.

Automatic Operation

The majority of powered natural gas generators are equipped with sensors that continuously monitors electric usage and switch your home’s circuits from the grid to the generator anytime they detect a power outage. A sub-panel is installed that redirects critical circuits from the main panel. This panel keeps lights on, appliances working and your home heating system running.

The moment the power comes back, the circuit is automatically switched back to electrical grid. With this generator, there is no fuel needed or stored. Moreover, no extension cords are required. Having standby natural gas generators installed is like having a mini-power station parked on a cement slab outside your home. Connect to your home’s circuit breaker panel and then to your natural power supply generator and let it do its work. This generator ensures that you are always prepared for any emergency that causes a power outage no matter the cause of the outage.


Home Prep And HVAC Repairs Done Before The Deep Freeze

Home Prep And HVAC Repairs Done Before The Deep FreezePeople living in Southern Ontario experienced fierce winter weather last weekend. Unfortunately, this severe winter climate with freezing temperatures and snow is expected to continue until the end of the month, and bring out-of-season chilling temperatures. The coldest days could reach below -20 C.

Environment Canada also gave a winter weather advisory and it could leave thousands of people without power.
How To Protect Your Home

A manager of the Insurance Bureau of Canada in Ontario, Pete Karageorgos claims there are numerous things homeowners can keep in mind. “Some of them could have been done before winter came.”

For example, you would have been better off if your home insulated properly beforehand, especially, anywhere close to the plumbing system, around the roof and outside walls, especially near the edge, in which the eaves-troughs are located.

A Few Tips For Homeowners To Make Their Home Safer

* Maintain your furnace and keep it in good condition. It will withstand the additional burden when the deep freeze hits.
* A properly insulated home will not stress your heating system as a drafty one will. Your energy bills will also be drastically lower.
* Have your property’s ducts cleaned and free of obstructions. This should be done every season as it greatly effects the performance of your system and prevents more-than frequent HVAC repair.
* In order to prevent pipes from frozen, when you go away, make sure you turn off the water supply and empty the pipes.
* Set up the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Make sure they work properly. If they are hardwired on the electrical system, check-up if the backup battery is not dead.

If you are staying at home, and not sure if your house is adequately insulated to avoid frozen pipes, slow and steady flow of small amount of water in the pipes could help to prevent them from freezing.