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Anyone who lives in Dillon, SC, knows that severe weather is not uncommon and can strike anytime. When there is a severe storm, it isn’t uncommon for there to be widespread outages that can last for days and even weeks.
Power outages can be very inconvenient and can make your daily life difficult. The best way to be prepared for severe weather and power outages is to have a backup generator installed. There are several reasons every Dillon SC homeowner should have one.
#1 Keep Your Food From Spoiling
When the power goes out, your refrigerator won’t have the power necessary to keep your food cold. After a day or two, your food will be at risk of spoiling. If this happens, you will be forced to throw hundreds of dollars with food in the garbage.
If you have a backup generator, it will kick on when the power goes out, and you won’t need to worry about your food going bad.
#2 You Have Children
When the power goes out, and you have children, life in the home can be very difficult. Without power, your children cannot watch TV, play video games, charge their devices and use the WiFi. When this happens, it won’t take long for your children to get bored. At night, your home will be dark, which can be scary for most children.
If you have a backup generator, it will kick on during a power outage, and your children will be able to keep busy while the power is out.
#3 You Work From Home
These days, more and more Dillon, SC residents are working from home. If you do and the power goes out, you won’t be able to use your computer, internet, and other office equipment necessary to do your job. When you cannot work, you cannot make money.
If you have a backup generator installed, it will kick on as soon as the power goes out, and it will be business as usual. A generator will allow you to keep making money, and you won’t fall behind with work.
#4 No Need For Candles and Flashlights
When the power goes out, and the sun goes down, you will need to rely on candles or flashlights to get around and see in your home. Candles can light up the room, but they can be dangerous. If a child or pet knocks the candle over, it can result in a fire. Flashlights work great at night, but eventually, the batteries will die, and you will be stuck in the dark.
When you have a generator installed, it will kick on, powering your overhead lights and your lamps. Best of all, you won’t need to rely on candles or flashlights when the sun goes down.
#5 Home Security
When there is a widespread power outage, your home will be dark, which gives intruders cover so they can break into homes. If you have a generator, your indoor and outdoor lights will remain lit. When intruders see that your home is well lit, they will move on to a darker house where they will have the protection of night.
When the power goes out, your home security system will likely go down also. This can put your home and family at great risk when there is a power outage. If you have a backup generator installed, it will kick on when the power goes out, and your home security system will continue working. This will keep your home and family safe, and you will sleep a lot better at night.
#6 Meal Preparation
When the power goes out, you won’t be able to use your stove or microwave, which doesn’t leave you with many meal options. You can fill a cooler with cold cuts and bread, but you can only live on sandwiches for so long. If you can find a restaurant that didn’t lose power or that has a backup generator, you can eat out. Unfortunately, eating out for three meals a day can be very expensive.
When you have a generator installed, you won’t need to worry about what you will feed your family and how you will prepare it. When the generator kicks on after the power goes out, you can cook the same way you do when the power is on.
#7 Portable Generators Are a Hassle
Some homeowners, have portable generators for when the power goes out. While these can be effective, they are a hassle. You cannot put a generator in the house, and you can’t let it get wet. If it is still raining, you will need to find a way to keep the generator covered.
Portable generators are relatively small, but they are also very heavy. Unlike backup generators, portable generators don’t have a dedicated area, and you would need to carry it from storage to the home.
Also, portable generators have just a few outlets. Therefore, you will only be able to power a few essential appliances, which is helpful but not as helpful as a generator can be.
Finally, you will need to run extension cords from the generator to the appliances that you are hoping to power. This can create a mess and a tripping and falling hazard. Generators are wired directly into your home’s circuit breaker, so you won’t need to worry about extension cords cluttering the floor.
Why Choose Mister Sparky Generators?
If you want to be prepared for the next big storm to hit contact Mister Sparky Generators.
We have been serving residential and business customers in the area for years and can help you purchase a generator.
We can send a tech to your home to look at the home’s size and the number of appliances you need to power. This will help us decide the best size backup generator for your home.
Once your generator is installed, we can handle all of the necessary maintenance and repairs.
To start the process of having a backup generator installed in your home, give us at Mister Sparky Generators a call today.