Natural gas-powered generator can keep storms from leaving you in the dark

Springtime is here, and “power outage season” is about to begin!

That can result in things like basement flooding from no sump pump power; food spoilage from a refrigerator or freezer not running; and even failure of medical equipment, such as breathing machines and oxygen generators, that cannot operate without a valid power source.

Want an automatic solution that can save you thousands of dollars the very first time you find yourself without power due to damaged electrical wires or severe storms?

A natural gas-powered backup generator may be the answer to saving thousands of dollars worth of damage — and possible health risk — during times of trouble.

Forget wearing yourself out the old-fashioned way by trying to hand- start a generator that may only power just a few items like a TV and a few lights. This completely natural gas-powered generator monitors incoming voltage from the utility line — around the clock.

When utility power is interrupted, the unit’s automatic transfer switch immediately senses the problem and signals the generator to start. The transfer switch then safely closes off the utility line and simultaneously opens a new power line from the generator. Within seconds, your automatic generator system begins supplying electricity to the critical emergency circuits of your home or business.

These units generally are large enough to power not only a TV and a few lights, but also a refrigerator, freezer sump pump, furnace, even central air conditioning — and all at the same time. Yeahhh buddy!

Whatever you need power for an emergency situation, an automatic natural gas-powered backup generator can be your answer to saving thousands of dollars in damages, and possibly even a life-threatening disaster.

Joel Wensley is a licensed mechanical contractor in the state of Michigan, a member of the Comfort Institute, and is also the president of Mechanical Heating & Cooling in Dearborn Heights.