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From June 1st to November 30th, severe weather in Dillon, SC, isn’t uncommon. This is hurricane season, and tropical storms and hurricanes are common. Unfortunately, widespread, long-term power outages often occur during severe weather, which can bring life in your home to a screeching halt. Without power, you can’t turn on lights, power your appliances and charge your devices. The longer the power outage continues, the more challenging life in your home will be.
If you want to be prepared for the next severe storm, you should have a generator installation company install a backup generator on your property.
A backup generator will kick on immediately after the power goes out and provide electricity to your home until the power is restored.
If you aren’t sure if a backup generator is worth the cost, you should consider the benefits of having one when the power goes out.
#1 You Have Children
If you have children, you should have a generator installation company install a backup generator on your property. Kids today rely greatly on their phones, tablets, computers, video games, and TVs to stay busy. When the power goes out, your kids cannot charge and power their devices. In addition, the Wi-Fi router won’t have power, and Wi-Fi is necessary for many devices to work correctly. If your children don’t have anything to keep them busy, it can cause problems in the home. In addition, the lights won’t work, and young children will be scared when the sun goes down.
If you have a generator installation company install a backup generator, you will have power, and your kids will stay busy during the power outage.
#2 You Work From Home
Many people work from home today, which is great because they don’t need to commute. Working from home can be great until the power goes out. Without electricity, you can’t use your computer and won’t have internet access, making doing your job impossible. If the power outage lasts for longer than a day, you won’t be able to get any work done; therefore, you cannot make money and meet deadlines.
If you have a generator installation company install a backup generator on your property, you can continue working during the power outage, and you can get your work done and won’t lose money.
#3 Your Refrigerated and Frozen Food and Drinks Won’t Spoil
When the power goes out, your refrigerator won’t have power, and the temperature in the fridge and freezer will drop significantly. It takes about 24 hours for the temperature in the refrigerator to fall to the point where your refrigerated items won’t be safe for consumption. In addition, it takes about 48 hours for the items in the freezer to thaw and begin to spoil.
A generator installation professional can install a backup generator to keep the refrigerator running, preventing your food from spoiling. This can prevent you from needing to throw away hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of food. Also, you will be able to continue consuming the food and drinks in the refrigerator during the power outage.
#4 You Can Cook At Home
When the power goes out, your stove and microwave won’t work, so you cannot cook at home. You can feed your family non-perishable items that don’t need to be heated; therefore, planning meals can be very challenging. You can eat out; however, going to a restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until the power is restored can be very expensive. Also, if there is a widespread power outage, finding a restaurant with electricity and is open can be challenging.
If you have a generator installation company install a backup generator on your property, you will have electricity and can cook the way you do when there isn’t a power outage, saving your money and the stress of finding something to feed your family.
#5 Home Security
Your indoor and outdoor lighting won’t work when the power goes out, and your surveillance cameras and home security system won’t either. These issues can put your home and family at risk for an intruder coming into your home.
A generator installation company can install a backup generator that will allow your lights, cameras, and home security system to function during the power outage, keeping your home and family safe. In addition, knowing these safety devices are working will give you peace of mind when you go to bed at night.
#6 Portable Generators Are a Hassle
Some homeowners have portable generators to provide a few essential devices during a power outage. Unfortunately, backup generators can be a hassle. You can’t use a backup generator in the rain unless you have a covered area away from the house. Also, you can only power a few devices with a backup generator. You can power a few more with an extension cord; however, this can overload the generator, and extension cords running across the floors create a tripping hazard.
A generator installation company can install a backup generator that can be used in any weather. These generators have protective housing that protects them from the elements. Also, you won’t need to worry about lugging a heavy generator out of storage because backup generators don’t need to be moved when they are in use. Finally, backup generators power your entire home without the need for extension cords.
#7 No Need For Storm Prep
When severe weather is in the forecast, Dillon, SC residents flock to the stores for supplies. People rush out to buy batteries, flashlights, candles, non-perishable food, bottled water, and ice. If you don’t start preparing for the storm early, you might not be able to find the things you need.
A generator installation company can install a backup generator to provide electricity during a power outage, and you won’t need to worry about shopping for storm prep essentials.
Why Choose Mister Sparky Generators?
If you want to have a backup generator installed on your Dillon, SC property and want to work with the best generator installation company around, call Mister Sparky Generators. We are a full-service generator business and can install, maintain and repair backup generators.
We have an excellent reputation in the community and the industry. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 5-star rating on Google. Home Advisor lists us as a Top Rated and a Screened & Approved business, thanks to the excellent service we provide. In 2017, we won Angie’s Super Service Award.
Our techs can help you find the right size generator based on the size of your home. If you need help paying for the backup generator, we have financing options available.
To schedule an appointment for generator installation, maintenance, or repair, give us a call today.