As homeowners, there will always be things we buy because we need them, but there may be a few things we overlook even though they are important. Anyone who lives in a region where hurricanes and tornadoes are a reality of life should see backup generators as essential equipment. Portable generators can be handy in many situations, but the average homeowner will have greater power needs when the grid goes down. A standby generator capable of powering the whole house is the best way to ensure that you can regain normalcy as quickly as possible after a storm or some other extreme weather occurrence. Here are some of the advantages to owning one of these units.
These generators are up and running quickly. Portable generators can be a hassle to use, firstly because you have to move them to the ideal spots when power is needed. Due to their size, the number of appliances they can run is limited, and you will have to refuel frequently. This makes them unsuitable for long spells without power. A whole home generator on the other hand, is directly connected to the home’s power supply. If the power is shut off for any reason, the generator will start up automatically. It will be just like having your regular power supply back since you can use your lights and run your appliances.
- You can remain at home after a storm. Sometimes a lack of electricity forces people to leave their homes temporarily. With one of these generators supplying power to your house, there will be no need to leave, so there is added peace of mind knowing you can safeguard your property.
- There is no need to worry about wasted food. One thing that most homeowners complain about when a storm affects the power supply is having to throw out spoiled food. If you can keep your refrigerator running you will save money.
- You can keep the sump pump running properly. If the sump pump stops running due to lack of power it can overflow on your property. This can lead to an expensive cleanup process.
- A good way to protect your plumbing. If the power goes in winter, the pipes can burst if the water stops flowing and freezes inside. If your water heater continues to function this will not be a problem for you.
A generator of this size might seem like just another expense, but it is equipment that your home should not be without if you have ever experienced a long power outage. Portable generators can work in some emergency situations, but when it comes your home, you need a unit that is always ready to supply your energy needs.
We have helped many homeowners in the Earleville area with whole-house generators that protect them during the entire storm season. We never know when that next big super storm will come through and knock out the power in the area for several days. Call us at 410-877-6112 or 302-793-9352 to discuss installing a whole home generator in your home this year.