Spring storms can bring some pretty nasty winds and weather. Have you ever wondered what you and your family would do if your power went out? You’d be left with no heat, no air conditioning, no power to keep your refrigerator cold or food in your freezer frozen.
Not to mention, spring storms can bring heavy rains, and unless you have a battery powered backup sump pump, your regular sump pump will have no electricity to pump out all of that excess water. Power outages can be very uncomfortable and possibly very costly. In case you need further convincing, the team at Jeremy Services put together this list of benefits to having a standby generator installed in your home.
Why Should I Install a Standby Generator in My Home?
- Comfort – You will be able to stay cool in the summer or warm in the winter when a power outage stops your furnace or AC. Your standby generator will automatically kick on when it senses a break in the power.
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- Home Office or Business – If you work from home and need to stay connected, a standby generator will protect you from a disruption you cannot afford.
- Convenience – Today’s smart generators sense when the power goes off and will start up and shut off automatically, leaving you one less thing to worry about during a nasty storm.
- Versatility – You can power all or just a portion of your home during an outage. A home backup generator delivers power directly to your home’s electrical system, backing up your entire home or just the essential items like your furnace, AC, refrigerators, freezers, medical equipment, etc.
- Protection from Flooded Basements – It will also eliminate the threat of storm water getting into your home because your sump pump stopped working. Trust us, no one wants a flooded basement!
- Protection from Power Surges – When electricity is interrupted, it can surge back on suddenly, causing damage to electronics in your home including computers, TVs, and more. These may not be covered by insurance.
- Peace of Mind with Medically Dependent – If you have someone in your home who depends on electrically powered medical equipment, like oxygen tanks or ventilators, a standby generator is a must to ensure their health and safety.
- Rental Property – If you own a home that is not always occupied, a standby generator will prevent the temperature from dropping and causing frozen pipes in the winter. It can also keep food from spoiling in your refrigerator or freezer.
Your family will never be stuck in the dark or freezing cold with a standby generator and you’ll save thousands in home repairs and food loss. Today’s generators come with a variety of options, allowing you to choose a generator that is powered by either natural gas or propane.