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Many homeowners in Marion, SC, take their electricity for granted. You don’t think too much about it as long as your lights turn on when you hit the switch. The same is true if you plug something in and it works. It isn’t until you have no electricity in your home that you start to panic. Anyone who lives in Marion, SC, knows that the weather can be severe. If there is a strong storm or a hurricane, it can knock out your power days. If this happens, life in your home can be challenging. A great way to make things easier when you lose power is having a backup generator. A generator will automatically kick on when you lose power. It will be your source of electricity until the power is restored. If you don’t have one yet, there are a few reasons why you should consider getting one.
#1 Life Life Normally
During a power outage, there isn’t much that you can do in your home. Without electricity, you can’t binge-watch your favorite show on television or read a book after the sun goes down. Also, having no electricity can make it impossible to get things done around the house. If you have a backup generator, life can continue like usual, even during a power outage.
#2 It Will Save the Food In Your Refrigerator
When the power in your home goes out, the refrigerator will no longer work. Unfortunately, it will only be a matter of time before the food in the refrigerator starts to spoil, and the food in the freezer will thaw out. This can take hours or days, depending on the temperature outdoors. If the food does spoil, you will need to throw it away. This could be the equivalent of throwing hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars out the window. If you have a backup generator, it will kick on as soon as the power goes out, and your refrigerator will continue working. This will prevent your food from going bad, saving you a lot of money. The generator will cost you money, but it can save you money in the long run. With the generator running, you won’t need to worry about any of your food going bad.
#3 Keep Your Children Happy
When the power goes out in your home, it can be challenging to keep your children happy. If there is no electricity, your kids cannot watch TV, play video games or use the home’s WiFi network. This can cause your children to be very unhappy and very cranky. Without power, you won’t be able to cook for your children. They will have to live on cold sandwiches until the power comes back on. If you have a baby who is still being bottle-fed, you won’t be able to heat up the bottles.
If you have a generator installed, you will still have power in your home despite the power outage. This will keep your children happy, which will make them easier to handle.
#4 The Ability To Power Your Entire Home
Some homeowners will use a small generator during a power outage. These generators can power just a few appliances, which often isn’t enough when the power is out for days. Also, the generator needs to remain outside; therefore, you will need to run extension cords to the few appliances that you want to power. Not only can this be an eyesore, it can also create a tripping and falling hazard. Backup generators are designed to power everything in the house as if you never lost power, and you won’t need to worry about running extension cords. The generator would be hardwired into the home, so you won’t even realize that the power is out.
#5 Peace Of Mind
When the weather forecast predicts a strong storm coming your way, it is not uncommon to panic. Not only are you going to be worried about your safety and the safety of your family, but you need to prepare. You will need to stock up on non-perishable food, candles, flashlights, and batteries. This can be a hassle. If you have a backup generator installed, you won’t need to do too much. Because all of your lights and outlets will still work, you won’t need to worry about stocking up on anything. A generator will give you peace of mind when you find out that a storm is coming.
When your power goes out, it is going to be very dark in your yard and inside your home at night. This is the perfect time for criminals to break into homes undetected because they can hide in the dark. Also, when the power goes out, your home alarm system won’t work, which puts your home and family at significant risk. If you have a backup generator, you won’t need to worry about being left in the dark, and your security system will keep working. Also, the generator will keep the outdoor lights lit, making your home unattractive to thieves. When you have a backup generator, you will have peace of mind that your home and family are safe.
#7 Prevent Power Surges When the Power Is Restored
When the power has been out for a while, it is not uncommon for there to be dangerous voltage fluctuation and power surges when the power is restored. This type of thing can ruin the electronics in your home. If you have a backup generator, it will kick on as soon as the power goes out, and you won’t need to worry about power surges and voltage fluctuations when the power is restored.
If you don’t want your family to be left in the dark during a power outage, you should call Mister Sparky Generators to have a generator installed. We have been installing generators for homeowners in the Myrtle Beach area for years. One of our highly trained technicians can inspect your home to determine the right size generator for your electrical needs. After we install the generator, you can contact us at any time for routine maintenance or for emergency repair. When you have a backup generator installed in your home, power outages will no longer be a hassle. When the lights go out, you won’t even know.
To schedule an appointment to have a generator installed before the next big storm, give us at Mister Sparky Generators a call today.