Generators and Ductless Heat Pumps
Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Being prepared during power outages
If you live in the Puget Sound, you’re no stranger to power outages. When the power goes out during unpredictable weather events, it can be challenging to provide the heat and electricity it takes to keep your household safe and comfortable. That’s where Island Ductless comes in. You probably know us from our innovative ductless heat pump technology and services, but did you know that ductless heat pumps can be powered by medium to large generators to keep your home comfortable during power outages? We recommend keeping a generator with a power control inverter in your home, which helps to stabilize the voltage to the system and can easily provide power to your ductless heat pump systems.
How it works
It’s easy to hook up your generator to provide power to your ductless heat pump. The first step is hiring an electrician to wire an interlock so you can use your generator safely when the power goes out, and then you can easily switch back to the utility. From there, it’s an easy jump to powering your heat pump with a generator: You simply throw the transfer switch, start the generator, and turn on the breaker you want to use. Be sure to start with a generator large enough to power everything you need in your home when the power goes out. You’ll also want to have a transfer switch to cut off power from the utility and protect linemen from the utility system. Again, we recommend hiring an electrician who has the skills to wire a system large enough to cover all your needs.
Why you should use a ductless heat pump during a power outage
When you need an alternate way to warm your home during a power outage, you can’t afford to risk relying on sub-par equipment to heat and power your home. With a little effort, your generator can be permanently installed or stored and brought out during a power outage, so you’ll always have the reinforcements you need during wild weather. We can help make sure you’re prepared for any situation by installing a ductless heat pump in your home, which is the number one way to warm your home while reducing power consumption. We can also recommend electricians that can help you purchase and install the right equipment for your home. When unpredictable weather hits, you need to make sure that your home remains warm and safe. That’s the power of Island Ductless.