Generators have become common house upgrades, especially here in the Northeast. Between the snowstorms and hurricanes, and of course your typical summer brownout, power always seems to go out at the least opportune time.
A standby generator and automatic transfer switch alleviates this inconvenience by sensing the power failure at the grid and providing backup power on demand.
If you're not too concerned with creature comforts, a backup generator can always prove to be a safety investment. When power goes out in the dead of winter, you can be sure that your furnace will operate to heat your home. If flooding becomes an issue with a power outage, it is nice to know that your sump pump will still work to prevent a minor catastrophe. And all this is done without having to lift a finger... peace of mind.