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If you have been living in Dillon, SC, for a few years, you know that severe weather is not uncommon. When there is a major storm, widespread power outages often occur, and the power can be out for days. When the power goes out, life in your home comes to a screeching halt.
If you want to be prepared for the next power outage, you should consider buying a backup generator. There are several reasons why you should consider having a generator installed.
#1 Save Your Refrigerated and Frozen Food
When the power goes out, the refrigerator in your home won’t have any power. After four hours, your refrigerator and freezer will start warming up, which can cause everything to spoil. By the time the power comes back on, you will need to throw away hundreds of dollars of food.
If you have a backup generator, you will have electricity during a power outage, preventing your food from spoiling.
#2 You Have Children In the Home
If you have children, a power outage can make life in your home miserable for everyone. During the day, your children won’t be able to watch TV, play video games and charge their devices. Your internet router won’t function, making things even more difficult. There will be no light in the house at night, which can be very frightening for your children. If the power is out for days, it can be a trying time for you and your children.
If you have a generator installed, your entire Dillon, SC home will have power, and your children won’t even realize that there is a power outage. The generator will keep your children busy and happy during a widespread power outage.
#3 You Work From Home
If you work from home, you rely greatly on your office equipment, including your computer, printer, internet, and cell phone. If the power goes out, you won’t be able to use any of your office equipment, which will bring your workday to a screeching halt. If the power is out for several days, you won’t be able to work and will lose out on a lot of money. Also, missing several days of work won’t be good for your career.
If you have a generator installed, your home will have power, and you won’t need to miss a minute of work.
#4 You Can Prepare Meals In Your Home
When the power goes out, you won’t be able to use your stove, microwave, and toaster, which will make it impossible to prepare meals for your family. You can eat out; however, eating out for three meals a day can be expensive. Also, if there is a widespread power outage, you may need to travel far to find a restaurant that has power.
If you have a generator installed, your home will have power, and you can prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner in your home. This will make the power outage easier and more convenient.
#5 Home Security
When the power goes out, your lights will go out as well. The darkness will give home intruders the perfect opportunity to break into your house. If you have security cameras hardwired into your electrical system or cameras that rely on an internet connection to function, they will go out during a power outage, leaving your home at even great risk.
If you have a backup generator installed, your home will be well lit, and your security cameras will continue to function, which will scare intruders away. These generators will give you peace of mind that your family and your home will be safe during a widespread power outage.
#6 No Need For Storm Prep
When there is a major storm in the forecast, many Dillon, SC residents start to prepare. To make sure you are ready to ride out the storm and deal with a power outage, you need to stock up on candles, flashlights, and batteries. You will also need non-perishable food that doesn’t need to be cooked on the stove or the microwave. You will need a cooler full of ice to keep food and drinks cold, and if you have well water, you will need plenty of bottled water.
If you have a backup generator installed, your home will have power during a widespread power outage, and you won’t need to worry about preparing for the storm.
#7 Backup Generators Are More Convenient Than Portable Generators
A portable generator will provide power to your home during a widespread power outage; however, you will only have minimal power. Most backup generators have three plugs, so you can only plug in a few essential appliances. You can power a few extra appliances with an extension cord, but it isn’t safe to have extension cords running across the home, especially at night. Also, these generators cannot get wet. If it is still raining, you will need to find a dry place for the generator to use it safely.
These generators can be hard-wired into your electrical system and are capable of powering your entire home. Also, you won’t need to worry about needing extension cords. Finally, most of these generators have housing to keep them safe from the rain, allowing you to run them regardless of the weather.
#8 Peace Of Mind
One of the best reasons to buy a backup generator is the peace of mind that they provide. When there is a major storm in the forecast, it is normal to worry about storm damage and a long-term, widespread power outage. If you have a generator installed, you will have peace of mind that your family will be safe and happy until the power goes back on. Knowing that life in your home won’t change during a widespread, long-term power outage can provide some comfort when there is a major storm coming.
Why Choose Mister Sparky Generators?
If you are considering having a backup generator installed, schedule an appointment with Mister Sparky Generators. We have been serving customers in the area for many years and have an excellent reputation in the community and the industry. We are a Screened and Approved business with Home Advisor and have been named a Top Rated company. In 2017, we won Angie’s List Super Service Award. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have a 5-star rating on Google.
If you cannot afford to pay for a generator outright, we offer financing.
When you purchase a generator, you can count on us to handle the routine maintenance and perform any necessary repairs.
To schedule an appointment for a backup generator or generator service or repair, give us a call today.