In the past few weeks, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota have been hit with several severe storms. Communities received alerts for tornado warnings and braced for potential impact. Gusting winds, heavy rain, and lighting were prominent throughout areas of the Twin Cities, Metro, Northland, Duluth, and southern cities such as Rochester and Mankato. These storms rendered tens of thousands of homeowners without power. Depending on where you lived, local utility workers struggled to clear debris and restore power loss. For homeowners who lived in homes with whole-home standby generators, life carried on as usual.

When new homeowners look at properties, whether or not properties have whole-home standby generators, probably is not too high on the checklist. Whole-home standby generator systems of this kind that are typically powered by natural gas or propane, can be an added expense. Properties with whole-home standby generators already in place are of huge value for a new homeowner. They also minimize worries about future natural disasters that can result in power outages.

The House On The Hill

Just like homes, there are several sizes of generator systems to fit the needs of the homeowner. The homeowner will need to determine which electronics they wish to have protected with backup power.

A whole-home generator provides power to this home located in Duluth.  This seven-bedroom single-family home is sited on 2.4 acres. Each of the formal rooms have fireplaces. High ceilings and high-end appliances are among the home’s many compelling attributes. Buyers may also appreciate the technologies incorporated into the home, including an automated front gate and digitally controlled lighting. The stone terrace off the rear of the house embraces the pool and spa, which are equipped with an electronic pool cover. The whole-home standby generator powers the pool, as well!

Peace of Mind

The Generac standby generator installed at the house on the hill, faithfully kicked on several times this year during the severe weather power outages. Midwest Electric & Generator’s team of expert installers were relieved to hear from the customer reporting, “The food in the refrigerator and freezer never went bad, which I know happened to so many people! We are beyond blessed to have made the decision to hire Midwest to install our generator. The Generator provided peace-of-mind with our large family and in the extreme heat this summer.”

Talk Of The Town

Neighbors agree that Midwest Electric & Generator is their preferred choice for all standby power needs. “Once again, the talk of the town was the need for a generator. Midwest came out and quoted what we needed right away and the installation was a breeze.”

Many homeowners see that one house with its lights on during a blackout and wish it was them! In today’s real estate market, homes that already have generator systems in place are a huge plus.