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Most Dillion, SC homeowners understand that the weather can be unpredictable. Between hurricanes, tropical storms, and severe weather, you always need to watch the forecast. When there is severe weather in the forecast, you need to be prepared. Many homeowners prepare for severe weather by preparing for a widespread power outage, which is common during a storm.
Many people will stock up on candles, flashlights, batteries, canned food, ice, and bottled water. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of preparing for a power outage every time there is a storm in the forecast, you should consider getting a backup generator.
There are several ways that your entire family can benefit from a backup generator.
#1 Keep Your Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Fresh
If there is a widespread power outage in Dillon, SC, the food in your refrigerator will only stay fresh for a couple of days before it starts to spoil. When the power finally comes back on, you will need to throw away everything in the refrigerator, which will result in you throwing away hundreds of dollars worth of food.
If you have a generator installed, it will kick on as soon as the power goes out. When your refrigerator is running, you won’t have to worry about throwing anything away.
#2 You Have Children
Kids are the best reason to have a backup generator installed. During a power outage, they won’t be able to watch TV, play video games, charge their devices and use the internet. When the sun goes down, younger children will be scared when it gets dark in the house. All of these issues will make a few-day power outage feel like it is a lot longer.
If you have a generator installed, your entire home will have power, and your children can go about their daily lives as if there was no power outage at all. This is great for them, and it will save your sanity.
#3 Eating Out Is Expensive
During a widespread power outage, you won’t be able to prepare meals in your home. You can stock up on canned goods, but you won’t have a microwave to heat them up. You can stock up on cold cuts and keep them in a cooler, but you can only live on sandwiches for so long.
Many people will try to find open restaurants, but taking your family out to eat for three meals a day can be expensive. If you have a generator, you will be able to prepare meals in your home, saving you a lot of money.
#4 You Work From Home
If you work from home, a widespread power outage in Dillon, SC, will bring your business to a halt. Without electricity, you won’t be able to use your computer, the internet and any other office equipment necessary for your job. You also won’t be able to charge your phone. When you cannot work, you cannot earn money.
If you have a backup generator installed, you will be able to work during a power outage, and you won’t need to worry about missing work and losing money.
#5 Improved Security
A widespread power outage is a perfect time for a burglar to break into your home. When the power is out, your home and property won’t be lit up, which will give an intruder the cover of darkness they need to gain access to your home. Also, when the power is out, your security system will be out as well. Your window and door alarms won’t be activated, and your security cameras won’t work.
If you have a generator installed, your lights and home security system will continue working, which will keep your home and family safe. If there is an intruder in your neighborhood and they see your well-lit home, they will move on to another house.
#6 Everything In the Home Will Have Power
Many homeowners have portable generators so they can be prepared for a power outage. These can make life in the home a bit more convenient, but they won’t power everything in the home. Portable generators allow you to power three or four appliances, which can be helpful, but it isn’t ideal. If you have a generator installed, it will be hardwired into your breaker box, and it will power everything in your home. When there is a power outage, it will be as if the power never went out at all.
#7 Backup Generators Are More Convenient Than Portable Generators
Backup generators can power a few appliances, but they aren’t the most convenient way to keep the power on during an outage. If it is raining, generators cannot get wet. Unless you have an attached garage or a covered area, you won’t be able to use it. Also, generators may be relatively small, but they are heavy. When the power goes out, you will need to lug the generator out of storage and to your home. Finally, you will need to use extension cords to go from your generator to each appliance that you choose to power. This can cause a tripping hazard, particularly at night when the whole house isn’t well lit.
A backup generator has a housing that will protect it from the elements. When you have a generator installed, it will remain in the place where it was installed, and you won’t need to lug it back and forth. Finally, because your generator will be hardwired into your electrical box, you won’t need to worry about running extension cords through your house.
If you are considering having a backup generator installed in your home, contact Mister Sparky Generators. We install generators, maintain them and repair them. We understand that your generator is essential during a power outage. If the power goes out and your generator doesn’t kick on, we offer 24/7 emergency service.
We have an excellent reputation in the community and the industry. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We are also a Screened & Approved business with Home Advisor. In 2017, we won’t Angie’s List Super Service Award. We also have a 5-star rating on Google, thanks to our many satisfied customers.
For more information on backup generators, give us at Mister Sparky Generators a call today.