Whole-house generators protect you during power outages.
That means your refrigerator will keep running—you won’t have to throw away half of your groceries. Your lights will stay on—hold those candles for the next romantic dinner! Also, the Wi-Fi will keep working.
Your heating and cooling system won’t miss a beat either so you can stay comfortable. Your sump pump will remain powered so that you can avoid flooding and water damage.
More and more Michigan homeowners are investing in standby generators. With all the unpredictable weather and surprise outages, it’s not hard to see why. With a constant supply of electricity, you’ll always be prepared. You can trust our team at Zilka Heating and Cooling to help you choose and install a generator that meets all your needs.
How Does a Whole-House Generator Operate?
Whole-house generators sit on a pad outside your Birmingham, MI, area home. They’re sometimes referred to as fixed standby generators. Whenever there is an outage or your equipment malfunctions, your generator kicks on. It automatically begins powering your home.
When the generator detects a disruption in the current, an automatic transfer switch disconnects from your utility and sends electricity to your panel. Running on your home’s natural gas line, the generator can keep your home powered for days. When the electric company restores service, your generator will return to standby mode.
How Is a While-House Generator Different From a Portable Generator?
Portable generators are excellent for outdoor activities like camping and tailgating. They are designed to power individual items like lights or appliances.
However, they don’t provide nearly as much power as a whole-house generator. Portable generators are also more prone to overheating or energy overload.
Whole-house generators are permanent home fixtures that ensure you’ll never be without power. Even if your home loses power while you’re away, you can be sure your appliances will keep working. Whole-house generators also increase your home value.
Whole-House Generator Installation and Replacement
Looking for a fantastic upgrade to your home? Our team at Zilka Heating and Cooling is just a phone call away. Standby generators will require close planning with our specialists. Different homes have different appliances and energy usage needs. We want to be sure we find one that works right for you.
We will also help determine a solution that works with your budget. These generators work with gas, diesel, or oil. Schedule an installation online today for a free consultation and an upfront estimate from one of our experts.
Be sure to ask about our convenient financing options and quick approval process.
Whole-House Generator Repairs
Your generator has one job and plenty of downtime. Whole-home generators sometimes fall prey to issues like clogged fuel filters, coolant leaks, and battery failures. Our team of specialists is adept at problem-solving. Even if it’s a complex issue, we can bring your generator back online in no time.
We value transparency—that’s why our team members always give our customers an honest upfront estimate before performing any fixes. We’re confident in the job we do, which is why we offer competitive warranties. Schedule a repair online today.
Whole-House Generator Maintenance
Your generator backs you up. Do you back your generator up? Preventative maintenance is the best way to avoid generator breakdowns and preserve its lifespan. Since your generator is an asset that increases your home value, it’s a great idea to protect it.
Generators require yearly maintenance from a professional. Just like your car, generators need an oil change to keep the parts running smoothly. Your technician will also need to replace your filter and occasionally change out spark plugs.
Many of the broken generators we repair could have been resolved during a maintenance visit, saving time and money. Schedule maintenance online today for a visit from one of our friendly team members.
You can also join our Zilka Comfort Club. Together, we’ll set up a maintenance schedule that works for you—we will even call you when you’re due for a check-up. You’ll also receive discounts, priority services, and more.
Install Your Whole-House Generator Right Away!
Don’t wait for the next power outage. Zilka Heating and Cooling is pleased to offer our expertise and years of customer service to the community in the Birmingham, MI, area. Call us today at (248) 567-2623 or request service online to learn more about whole-house generators or schedule service.