June 10, 2022
By Mark Paup

4 Benefits of a Whole‑Home Generator Installation in Iowa

Updated January 19, 2024

Iowa is a power outage-prone state, and counties are forced to resort to rolling blackouts to conserve power. This is why whole-home (also called standby) generators are becoming increasingly popular in the state, and homeowners consider the $8,000 to $18,000+ investment to be worth it.


Homeowners with generators stay comfortable throughout a power outage and don’t have to rely on the grid. Not to mention that installing a whole-home generator produces financial benefits, from being able to keep working to increasing home value.

Let’s look at 4 main benefits of installing a whole-home generator:

  • Stay Comfortable and Connected
  • Prevent Health Problems
  • Save Money on Repairs and Replacements
  • Increase Home Value

Get a Free Estimate for Your Whole-Home Generator

Want a free estimate for your whole-home generator installation? Contact Golden Rule PHC today! Call us at 515-393-4526. Our professional electricians proudly install high-efficiency generator brands, and we provide the best-guaranteed protections in the state.

Stay Comfortable and Connected

With a whole-home generator installation, you can work from home without interruption.

A whole-home generator automatically supplies power to your entire house during a power outage. Your HVAC system, electronics, and lights can stay on the entire time.

This means you’ll be able to stay comfortable even if it’s frigid or sweltering outside, saving you from unpleasant temperatures.

You’ll also be able to stay connected to the Internet, which is crucial if you work from home and need to stay online. Don’t let power outages stall your productivity and wages. You’ll be able to continue to use your router and modem, even if the rest of your area has no power, and know that your household is safe and comfortable.

Prevent Health Problems

Are you taking care of your elderly parents? Do you have household members that need electrical medical equipment? Installing a whole-home generator can reassure you that, even without power, you’ll be able to support your family’s medical and health needs reliably. You also won’t need to fight crowds or difficult roads to get to a hospital quickly due to medical interruptions.

These generators automatically turn on when the power gets knocked out, so you won’t have to go outside to switch over to backup power. It’s a seamless transition to reserve power, so there’s no need to manually find flashlights or candles or scramble to turn on the power for vital medical devices. You’ll be able to take care of your household’s medical needs without any time gap.

Whole-home generators can supply power for these medical devices:

  • Respirators and ventilators
  • Mobility devices (e.g., power wheelchairs and scooters)
  • Oxygen, suction, and home dialysis machines
  • Refrigerators to keep certain medications chilled

Save Money on Repairs and Replacements

During a power outage, homeowners will need to replace their perishable food and deal with expensive damage to their homes because of plumbing issues or broken appliances. These repair and replacement costs can add up to one pricey bill. Installing a whole-home generator helps you avoid the typical problems of power outages by keeping your fridge/freezer, appliances, electronics, and HVAC system running.

For example, being able to keep your heat on means that your pipes won’t freeze and burst. Having a generator means you don’t have to worry about keeping your taps on a slow drip, draining hot water tanks, or turning out gas pilot lights.

Another power outage concern is having to repair or replace appliances and electronics. After an outage, an electrical surge occurs when the power comes back on. The high-voltage jolt can damage large plugged-in appliances, such as refrigerators or TVs. A generator means you won’t need to worry about unplugging appliances and electronics ahead of a power outage or waiting for electrical systems to stabilize before re-plugging, especially if you’re busy dealing with your household’s needs and if it’s an unexpected power outage.

Increase Home Value

Iowa’s housing market is expected to stabilize in 2022. Installing a whole-home generator can be a great way to boost your home’s value if you intend to sell.

According to Consumer Reports, a generator professionally installed by licensed electricians can increase your home’s value by 3-5%. Remodeling also recommends generator installations as an excellent way to gain a return on your investment. For example, they calculated the average generator installation cost to be $12,860 and the value to be $6,940. This means the cost versus value is 54%.

All in all, installing a whole-home generator can significantly save you money over its lifespan and keep your home comfortable, productive, and healthy.

Ready to Install a Reliable Whole-Home Generator Today? Contact Golden Rule PHC.

When you contact Golden Rule PHC for a free whole-home generator estimate, our team of professional and highly skilled electricians will provide you with an upfront quote.

If you choose to work with us, we’ll install your dependable generator brand in just one day and provide you with the best post-install warranty and guarantee protection in Iowa. After the installation, our electricians will ensure your generator safety switches are working properly, clean up after themselves, and walk you through how to use your new generator.

Call us today at 515-393-4526 to keep the power on even when your energy company can’t.

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