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Severe weather in Dillon, SC, is not uncommon. This area often experiences heavy rains, high winds, and even hurricanes. When severe weather strikes, it is not uncommon for there to be widespread power outages. After a storm, the power can go out for several hours or several days. When the power goes out, it can make life in your home challenging and inconvenient.
The best way to be prepared for the next storm is to hire a generator installation company. There are several reasons why you should call one of these companies to have a whole-home generator installed.
#1 Your Day-To-Day Life Won’t Change
When the power goes out in your home, your day-to-day life will come to a standstill. Without power, you won’t be able to watch television, surf the net, turn on your lights at night and cook for your family. If you call a generator installation company to have a whole-home generator installed, you will be able to do all of these things when the power goes out.
#2 Save the Food In Your Refrigerator and Freezer
When the power goes out in your home, your refrigerator and freezer won’t have power to keep it running. If you don’t open the doors to the appliance, the food inside will remain cold for about 48 hours. After that, anything perishable will spoil and need to be thrown away. Depending on how full your refrigerator and freezer are, you can end up throwing away hundreds of dollars worth of food.
If you have a generator installation company install a whole-home generator, your food will stay cold or frozen regardless of how long the power is out.
#3 Power Outages Are Difficult On Children
Kids today rely greatly on television, video games, and hand-held devices to keep themselves busy. If the power goes out, the TV and video games won’t work. Also, your children won’t be able to charge their hand-held devices, and the internet won’t work. Without the internet, your children cannot use their hand-held devices even if they are fully charged. If the power is out for days, your children won’t have much to do, which can be stressful for everyone in your household.
If you hire a generator installation company to install a whole-home generator in your Dillon, SC home, your children can go about their normal lives, making the power outage much easier on everyone.
#4 You Work From Home
If you work from home and there is a power outage that lasts for days, you won’t be able to work for days. You won’t be able to complete tasks that need to be completed, and if you cannot work, you will lose a significant amount of money.
When you have a generator installation company install a whole-home generator, you will still be able to work. The generator will power your computer, internet, printer, and any other equipment necessary to handle your day-to-day work tasks. A generator will allow you to continue working even during a widespread power outage.
#5 Saves Money
Having a generator installation company install a whole-home generator in your home can actually save you money. When the power goes out, you won’t be able to cook in the home. This means that you will need to eat out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. After just a day or two, the restaurant bills can build up. If you don’t have a generator, you will need to purchase supplies to get you through the power outage, such as batteries, flashlights, candles, non-perishables, bottled water, and ice. If you have a generator, you won’t need to purchase any of these supplies. Your generator will cost you money, but it will pay for itself over the years in the money you save by not needing power outage supplies.
#6 You Won’t Need Extension Cords
Many homeowners own portable generators. These are capable of running a few essential appliances, and you will need to run extension cords throughout your home to power these appliances. Whole-home generators don’t require extension cords. The generator would be hard-wired into your home’s breaker box. When the generator is started, it will power your entire home as if the power didn’t go out at all. Best of all, you don’t need to worry about tripping over the extension cords.
#7 Home Security
Thieves and intruders love widespread power outages for a couple of reasons. First, when the power is out, most homes are lit by nothing but candles at night. Intruders will take advantage of the cover of night to break into homes. Also, when the power goes out, most security systems go out as well. Many security cameras and home alarms rely on electricity to function. If the power goes out, your home security system will as well.
If you hire a generator installation company to install a whole-home generator, your home will be protected during a power outage. When an intruder sees that your entire home is lit up at night, they will move on to a different house. Also, you will feel safe in your home knowing that your security system is still functioning normally.
#8 Peace Of Mind
When there is a severe storm in the forecast, it is not uncommon to worry about losing power. Because power outages can make life very difficult and inconvenient, this is a valid concern. Having a generator installation company install a whole-home generator will give you peace of mind that your family will be happy and safe during a power outage. Because you cannot put a price tag on peace of mind, it is worth the cost to have a generator installed.
If you are thinking about having a whole-home generator installed, contact Mister Sparky Generators. As a generator installation company have been handling generator installation, upgrades, and repairs for customers in the area for many years. All of our electricians are experienced, friendly and courteous. Before we hire anyone, they must pass a background check and a drug test. This will ensure that you can trust the person you allow in your home.
If you want to be prepared during the next widespread power outage, give us a call today.