Do You Need a Generator at Home?Jan 18, 2015
Losing power for long spells is a major inconvenience, but if you are one of the millions who work from home, it can be disaster. Of course, there are many other reasons why you may need to have backup power in place. A number of factors make buying a generator a good idea. Call Sundance Custom Homes at 410-877-6112 in Maryland or 302-793-9352 in Delaware to discuss reasons that you think you may need a whole house generator.
If you live in an area that is likely to have weather conditions that can lead to power outages, a generator can be a vital piece of equipment. Just think of the discomfort if you lose power during the summer and cannot use your air-conditioning unit, or in the winter when the temperatures drop and you haven’t had the chimney cleaned or inspected.
Freelancing or Working from Home
If you are a freelancer, the worst thing that can happen is to lose power while you are working. Even worse is – having to complete a project for a client and to lose electricity as the deadline nears. Backup power is even more important if you live in an area where power outages are frequent or storms are a seasonal possibility.
Some people just want to avoid the inconvenience of not having power for long periods. This can be traumatic especially if you have children at home. The wasted food that can result from having no electricity is also a major expense. Some people have medical conditions that require medication be kept cool, so losing power can have serious implications in these cases.
Save Hotel Costs
Depending on the ages and health of family members it may be necessary to stay at a hotel until the power returns. This can prove to be an expensive solution when a whole house generator would make it possible to remain at home for the duration of the power outage.
Choosing a Whole Home Generator
A trained technician can help you to choose the type of generator that is best suited to your needs. The choice will be between a portable or standby unit. Other considerations that our technician will help you to work out include the kva (amount of power you need), the size and the ideal location.
Since there is a significant cost attached to generator purchase and installation, having us assess your needs can help you save money. Many people will listen to salespeople and buy larger and more expensive units than they really need. With expert advice, you will be able to purchase the type of generator that caters to your needs as well as your budget.
Having power when you need it is an important part of modern life. If you are seriously considering a generator for your home, then talk to us. Call us at our Maryland office at 410-877-6112 or our Delaware office at 302-793-9352.