No power? No problem for Wausau resident
North Florida residents are almost guaranteed to experience the effects of thunderstorms, hurricanes or tornadoes. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean that you have to be without power when storms arise. You can have the security of knowing you’ll still have electricity, even when severe weather strikes, with a backup power generator from West Florida Electric Cooperative.
WFEC offers generators in various styles to meet residential, commercial and industrial needs. In-stock models include the SENTRY-PRO standby, available in 8.5 kW, 10 kW, and 13 kW; GEN-PRO portable, available in 5 kW, 7.5 kW; and 9 kW, and a 25 kW PTO drive. Each model is covered by an extended warranty, and other styles are available.
As you consider a generator purchase, power quality and installation should play as important a role as cost in your choice. GEN-PRO and SENTRY-PRO generators provide “clean,” pure power with harmonic distortions averaging just 7 percent, so you can plug in even voltage-sensitive equipment without fear of damage. On the other hand, generators offered elsewhere might produce electric power with harmful harmonic distortions as high as 25 to 40 percent.
To assist in your generator selection, WFEC will conduct a preliminary audit to determine the appropriate unit size and installation requirements for your home, business or facility. Professional installation helps ensure efficient, safe generator operation.
For Robert Fuller, of Wausau, the professional installation WFEC provides influenced his decision to purchase a 9 kW GEN-PRO standby generator from the Co-op a year ago. “I can just plug it in outside. I don’t have to run any extension cords or worry about feeding power back into the system,” he said. “It’s ready to go.”
Fuller’s desire for quality also led him to purchase one of WFEC’s generators instead of shopping for a so-called “bargain” on an inferior product. “I knew the difference,” he explained. “These are real generators. They’ll last a long time.”
For additional information about WFEC’s generators, call or visit your nearest WFEC district office in Graceville, Bonifay or Sneads.
Article and photo by WFEC member services representative Carrie Bennett.
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