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and Washington, D.C.

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Serving Fairfax and Loudoun
Counties and the surrounding area

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Don’t Have a Generator? We Recommend One for the Coming Season!


This last month on the East Coast was a bit … damp. We’re dealing with stronger and stronger storms striking the coast, and this has created an increased risk for power outages and extended blackouts. Storms aren’t the only source of power losses to neighborhoods: harsh winters and summers both place strains on energy grids that can lead to unexpected blackouts. 

If you’re concerned about losing power to your house, then a generator installation in Bethesda, MD should go on the top of your list of home improvements to invest in. Whole-house generators are great options for homes, and our team of experts can help set up your home with the ideal backup generator to meet your needs. 

Need more convincing? Below are the best reasons to get a whole-house generator:

1. Portable generators aren’t enough—and aren’t safe

Some homeowners don’t want to spend the time and money necessary to install a permanent whole-house generator. Instead, they look to portable generators. While portable generators have some great uses, such as for camping trips and to store in a vehicle in case of emergencies, they are inadequate for handling the needs of a household during a lengthy blackout. Because they have to be placed inside a house to work, they create safety hazards from toxic exhaust. 

2. Keep everything running in your house you want

You can have a whole-house generator installed that can provide full power to your house if you want it. You can also opt to have a generator that will handle only necessities, such as lights, refrigeration units storing food, and comfort systems like the AC and heater. It’s your choice: our technicians will help you find the right power generator to match your requirements.

3. Protect family members who use powered medical equipment

If there are members of your household who need the assistance of electrically powered medical equipment, having a generator on hand can be a literal lifesaver. 

4. Keep your family in comfort during extreme weather conditions

Power outages occur more frequently during periods of intense heat or cold—and these are the times you’ll need your HVAC system working more than ever. (Remember, even natural gas furnaces require electrical power to operate.) A backup generator provides you with peace of mind that your family won’t suffer during the heat or cold should the grid give out. 

5. Automatic power

If you choose an automatic standby generator, you won’t even have to go outside to turn on the generator in case of an outage. The generator detects a power loss and immediately turns on, switching the house’s electrical system away from the grid and connecting to it. This means you don’t even have to be home to have the generator spring to action. 

6. Increase the value of your house

For all the reasons we’ve listed above, a whole-house generator appeals to potential home buyers. Having one installed can increase your property value by 5% and may return its original investment by over 150%. 

Trust to B&B Air Conditioning & Heating Service: We are always there when you need us.

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