Living in Naples or Marco Island luxury homes, there is always a threat of major thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes. Any one of these can cause major disruption to our local power grid. To protect our clients and their homes, we strongly recommend they install a back-up generator with an automatic transfer switch. The generator only needs to be sized to run the most important systems of a house during a power outage (i.e. HVAC, security, refrigerator, etc), but can also be sized to run all of the systems of a house. When the power goes out, the generator automatically switches on to keep your home secure and mold/mildew free because your AC system is still running. We also recommend that to run your generator for an appropriate amount of time you should bury a liquid propane tank in the yard (minimum of 500 gallons, but 1,000 gallons is suggested).