Generator Replacement in McLean, VA & Northern Virginia
When the power goes out, your home becomes instantly uncomfortable. In addition to concerns about the food in your fridge and freezer, you may find that your water doesn’t run properly, the temperature becomes uncomfortable quickly, and your battery dies quickly on your cell phone. A backup generator can help protect you from this discomfort and inconvenience, but over time generators do eventually wear out. John Nugent & Sons can assist homeowners in Northern Virginia, when they need a new generator to replace an old, worn one.
For generator replacement service call John Nugent & Sons today at 703-291-1926, or request a free quote online.
Signs You Need Generator Replacement
Most homeowners are not aware that they need a new generator until they switch on their generator during a power outage, only to find that it’s not working properly. The good news is that most generators provide some signs that problems are brewing before it turns into a full system breakdown. Keep your eyes out for problems like:
- Age – If you’ve used your generator for 3,000 hours, it’s time to consider replacement.
- Slow start – If your generator won’t start up quickly, it may be getting ready to fail.
- Increased fuel consumption – If you’re noticing an increase in the rate of fuel your generator is using, it’s a sign of an internal problem.
- Constant repairs – While we are here to help when you need generator repair, a constant need to call for help means you would be better off with a new one.
When you start to notice these signs, give John Nugent & Sons a call. Call us at 703-291-1926 or contact us online.
Whole House Versus Portable Generators
When installing a generator, you have two options, to install a whole house generator or a portable option. Portable generators are the more affordable option, but they are also smaller and less durable. You typically cannot use a portable generator to power all of your home’s systems, and you will have to get the generator out and turn it on in a power outage.
A whole-house generator is a better option, providing power for most of your home’s critical systems during a power outage. These are permanently installed and can be set up to switch on the first time the power goes out. If you want true peace of mind that you can power your home during a power outage, you want a whole-house model.
At John Nugent & Sons, we offer whole-house standby generators. If you are considering generator replacement, and currently have a portable model, consider upgrading to a whole-house option to give yourself better peace of mind. Call us at 703-291-1926 today.
Generator Replacement from John Nugent & Sons
You need to know that you can rely on your generator to deliver power when you need it. The licensed electricians at John Nugent & Sons are ready to assist you with generator replacement. We will help you select the proper size of generator for your needs, then install it safely and ensure it will run when you need it.
Call John Nugent & Sons today at 703-291-1926, or contact us online to schedule your generator replacement appointment.