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Most Dillon, SC residents know that severe weather is not uncommon in this area. During hurricane season alone, you can expect quite a few tropical storms and hurricane watches or warnings. When severe weather strikes, power outages are common. When the power goes out, it can take hours, days, and even weeks before the power is restored. A power outage can bring life in your home to a halt until the power is restored. This is why you should consider having a backup generator installed.
A backup generator will kick on as soon as the power goes out, and it will turn off when the power is restored. Best of all, a generator will provide you with enough electricity to power your entire home.
If you aren’t sure whether a generator is worth the investment, you should consider the benefits of having one installed.
#1 Save Time and Money On Storm Prep
When there is a major storm in the forecast, local residents rush around to prepare. Before the storm hits, you will need candles, flashlights, and a supply of batteries to see in the dark. You will need to purchase ice to keep food and drinks cold. Canned food that is non-perishable and bottled water. Preparing for a storm takes time and money.
If you have a backup generator installed on your property, you won’t need to do much as far as storm prep. The generator will power your entire home, making it unnecessary to go shopping for items to prepare for the storm.
#2 Keep the Kids Happy
Kids today rely greatly on television and their gadgets to stay busy. When the power goes out, your kids cannot watch TV, play video games and charge their phones and tablets. Also, you won’t have power to your Wi-Fi router, making it impossible for your children to use their gadgets.
If you have a backup generator installed, your entire home will have electricity, keeping your children busy and happy until the power is restored.
Also, when the sun goes down, and your home gets dark, it is not uncommon for young children to be scared. Flashlights and candles will help a bit, but your children won’t be able to turn on the lights. A generator will power all of the lights in your home, making your children feel safe during a power outage.
#3 Cooking At Home
When the power goes out in your home, you won’t have electricity to power your stove and microwave, making it difficult to feed your family until the power is restored. During the power outage, your family will need to rely on food that doesn’t need to be cooked or refrigerated, limiting your options greatly. Eating out is an option; however, this can get really expensive after a day or two. Also, if the power outage is widespread, it can be difficult to find a restaurant that has power and is still open.
If you have a generator installed, you will be able to cook the same way you do when the power is on. This can save you money while keeping your family satisfied with the meals you serve.
#4 Save Your Refrigerated and Frozen Food
When the power in your Dillon, SC home goes out, your refrigerator won’t work. Within 12 hours, the food in the refrigerator will begin to spoil, and the food in the freezer will start to thaw out. If the power outage lasts for longer than a day, the food in your refrigerator and freezer won’t be safe for consumption. This will require you to throw away hundreds and even thousands of dollars worth of food, depending on how stocked your refrigerator and freezer were when the power went out.
A backup generator will allow your refrigerator to continue running, and your food won’t spoil. If you have a generator installed, you won’t need to worry about throwing food in the trash when the power is restored.
#5 You Work From Home
Today, more and more people are working from home, which can be a serious problem during a widespread power outage. When the power goes out, you won’t be able to use your office equipment, including your computer and printer. Also, the Wi-Fi router won’t have power, making it impossible for you to go online. If the power is out for days, you won’t be able to work, and it will show in your paycheck. Also, you won’t be able to perform revenue-generating tasks and meet crucial deadlines.
If you have a generator installed on your Dillon, SC property, you will be able to keep working even though the power is out.
#6 Keep Your Home More Secure
When the power goes out, your home will become less safe and secure. Your home will be dark during a power outage, and your home security system will become inactive. This is the perfect opportunity for intruders to gain access to your home.
A generator will power your lights and keep your home security system and cameras active, making you and your family feel safer and more secure when the power is out.
#7 A Backup Generator Is Better Than a Portable Generator
Some people have portable generators on hand for when the power goes out. Although portable generators provide electricity, they won’t be nearly enough to power your entire home. Most portable generators have three or four outlets, which allow you to power just a few essentials. You can run extension cords to power more items, but this can overload the generator and cause a tripping hazard.
Also, portable generators cannot be used in the home due to carbon monoxide. They also cannot be used in the rain. Unless you have a safe, covered area close enough to the home, you won’t be able to use your portable generator until the rain stops.
A generator will power your entire home without needing extension cords. It will also have a protective housing, allowing you to use it regardless of the weather.
Why Choose Mister Sparky Generators?
If you want to be prepared for the next power outage and plan to buy a backup generator, contact Mister Sparky Generators. We have been serving customers in the area for years, and our techs are highly trained and skilled.
We can help you select the best backup generator based on the size of your home. We also provide installation, maintenance, and repair services on your generator.
Over the years, we have earned an excellent reputation in the community and the industry. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have a 5-star rating on Google. We are a Top Rated and Screened & Approved company with Home Advisor, and we won’t Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2017.
If you are thinking about installing a backup generator, we have financing options available. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.