There are a number of things that could cause you to lose your power in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. Whether it’s due to severe weather or power grid failure, losing power to your home is stressful, inconvenient, and in some cases, even dangerous to your home and family.

When things go dark and you don’t have backup power, your run the risk of:

  • Losing food in your refrigerator or freezer
  • Being unable to charge cell phones and laptops
  • Exposure to extreme heat or cold
  • Losing Internet connectivity for work or school

While you can’t be prepared for every eventuality, you can have a backup in case your power fails. W3 Electric can help you experience the convenience and security of whole home generator installation.

Here are a few of the key benefits of a whole home generator installation!

What You Need to Know About Generators

You might have heard of portable power generators that can be rolled out to power a few outlets or appliances, but did you know you could have convenient, automatic backup power to your whole home the instant the power goes out?

Home Generators vs. Portable Generators

Small, portable generators can be helpful in an emergency, but whole-home generator installation from W3 Electric can give you access to your home’s electrical devices and appliances automatically when you lose power.

Portable generators have to be manually fueled and started, which means that you may have to go out into inclement weather to do it.

After a whole home generator installation, you’ll have a reliable Generac generator placed outside your home. It’s like an air-conditioning unit in that it can be wired directly into your electrical system. It also runs on an existing gas or LP line, which means that no manual operation is necessary!

Benefits of a Whole Home Generator Installation

There are a few reasons why whole-home generators just make sense. These include:

Inclement Weather  

Weather-related power outages are common, and they can last for hours. In the winter, that means you and your family could be vulnerable to low temperatures, which could be dangerous. If the temperature drops below freezing, it could also cause pipes to burst and result in severe damage to your home.

During the summer, high temperatures can likewise compromise your health and comfort. Generac power generators come on automatically, which means that your home can stay warm or cool without missing a beat.

Food Safety and Cooking

Without power, you can’t keep your food refrigerated or frozen, which means that things in your kitchen could quickly become unsafe to eat. Not only that, but lack of power makes it nearly impossible to cook or properly prepare meals. But with a whole house generator, your appliances can stay on!

Keep the Water Running

If you get your water from a well, your pump or filtration system could stop when you lose power. A backup generator can make sure you have clean, safe water in the event of an outage.

School and Work

If you run a business from your home or attend school virtually, losing power means losing the Internet. Generac power generators can keep you connected and in business.


Thieves could find a power outage to be an opportune time to break into your home. With a whole-home generator installation, you can keep your security system and exterior lights on.

Prevent Flooding

Heavy rain can cause power outages, so if you have a sump pump, it can shut down. With a Generac power generator, you can keep your pump connected, eliminating the chances of a flooded basement.

Peace of Mind While You’re Away

If you’re away from home when the power goes out, your generator will activate automatically, giving you assurance that your home is receiving power even when you’re not there. No manual activation needed!

Save on Homeowners Insurance

Whole-home generator installation could save you money on your insurance, too, because home insurance companies know a backup generator provides extra safety and security. Check with your insurance provider to see if they offer discounts for a whole home generator.

How Do I Know What Kind of Generator Is Right For Me?

Deciding on a whole-house generator isn’t easy, and it can be difficult to know what type is best suited for your house. Fortunately, if you’re in the DFW Metroplex, W3 Electric is ready to help you. Our team focuses on providing exceptional customer service.

When you give us a call, one of our trained electricians can give you an in-home consultation and help you decide what type of Generac power generator is right for you.

How Long Does the Installation Take?

The time it takes for a whole home generator installation may vary based on your house’s terrain and landscape, the size of your Generac power generator, and your home’s electrical system.

Our team of electricians can assess your home and work with you to help you decide what kind of Generac power generator would work best for you and give you all of the details about installation and maintenance.

If you’d like to learn more about whole-home generator installation, contact W3 today to learn more about our home generator services!