Reasons to Own a Standby Generator

Harsh winter weather can result in heavy snow, slick ice, and even power outages. While we can all hope that our homes are never left without electricity, it's important to be prepared if they are. These are the top reasons to have a standby generator attached to your home or business.

  1. Standby generators have a longer runtime than portable generators. Since portable generators run on generator fuel, once you run out, you're left without power once again. Standby generators are connected directly to your home’s natural gas or propane fuel source and are able to run much longer to provide your home with backup power.

  2. Standby generators start up on their own. Portable generators require you to go outside and manually set up and start them. Standby generators detect when there is a loss of electricity in your home and start up automatically. This means you don't have to risk your safety and can stay inside your home until the storm is over.

  3. Standby generators allow you to keep your food fresh.  A big concern during a power outage is keeping the food in your refrigerator cold and ready to eat. Standby generators  provide your home with enough electricity so you don't have to worry about food spoiling or spending more money to restock your fridge after the storm.  

  4. Having power can minimize business downtime. If you own a business that relies on computer servers, refrigerators, or other appliances, a power outage risks downtime and extra costs. Having a standby generator can keep your business powered and running during and after a storm.

  5. Having electricity can help keep your children calm. While adults know the lights will eventually come back on, children may be afraid of being in a dark home while storm commotion happens just outside. Standby generators can keep your lights on and your children comfortable until the storm is over and you regain regular power.


Standby generators provide a world of safety, convenience, and comfort to your home or business during a power outage. A.B. May is authorized by GeneracⓇ Power Systems to sell, install, and service Guardian Automatic Standby Generators in Kansas City. Call us today at 913-370-4898 for more information about installing a standby generator in your home or business today.