What are the greenest options to provide backup power to my sump pump and furnace?

Asked by Joel
Brookline, MA

My natural gas furnace has a cogeneration unit attached. The generators all perform a weekly self-test for 20 minutes (for the one the contractor I spoke to suggested). This would seem to waste a fair amount of gas for something I would hopefully only need rarely. I am also concerned about the noise levels for myself and my neighbors. Are there any better solutions?


A Bloom Box. It is the latest technology out there and pretty amazing.

  • They are now providing product to Corporate entities like E-bay to name a few.
  • And they will come out with a residential model very soon.

It will be worth the wait.

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