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Living in Dillon, SC, you know that severe weather is part of life. Heavy rains, strong winds, tropical storms, and hurricanes are common in this region. When severe weather strikes, power outages are expected. You rely on electricity for just about every household task. When the power goes out, it can bring life in your home to a standstill. If the power is out for days, life in your home will be challenging, making your entire family miserable.
If you want to be prepared for the next power outage, you should consider a generator installation. A generator will kick on when the power goes out and will power your entire home.
If you aren’t sure a generator is worth the cost, you should consider why a generator is such a necessary purchase and why it is essential that you hire a generator installation company.
#1 You Have Children
Kids today rely on their devices to stay busy. Children spend a lot of time on their phones, tablets, computers, playing video games, and watching TV. When your children can’t keep themselves busy, it can make life unbearable in your home. When the power goes out, your children won’t be able to power or charge their devices, leaving them with nothing to do.
When the power goes out, and the sun goes down, your home will be dark. You can use candles and flashlights, but these provide minimal light. If your child is afraid of the dark, a multi-day power outage can be very difficult for them.
A generator installation company can install a generator that will provide enough power for your children to charge and power their devices. In addition, your lights will work, and your children will feel safe.
#2 You Work From Home
In today’s technological world, more and more people are working from home. Working from home is great until the power goes out. Without power, you can’t power your computer. In addition, your router won’t have power, and you won’t have an internet connection.
If you cannot work from home, you can’t meet deadlines or make money. A generator installation company can install a generator that will provide power to your home so you can continue working and making money during the power outage.
#3 Home Security
Most intruders wait until they have the cover of night to break into homes. If there is a widespread power outage, your home and family will be at risk.
A generator installation company can install a generator that will keep your home and family safe. The generator will power the lights, making your home a poor choice for intruders. In addition, the generator will power your home security system and outdoor lights. If you have a generator, your home and family will be just as safe as they are when the power is on. Hiring an installation company will give you peace of mind when the sun goes down.
#4 Keep Your Food Fresh
When the power goes out, your refrigerator and freezer won’t have power. It takes just four hours with no power for the food in your refrigerator to get warm and start to spoil. If your freezer is full, it will take 48 hours for the food to begin to thaw. If your freezer is half full, it takes 24 hours. If the power outage lasts for days, you will need to throw away hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars worth of food.
A generator installation company can install a generator that will keep your refrigerator running, and you won’t need to worry about your food spoiling.
#5 You Can Prepare Meals At Home
When the power goes out, preparing meals for your family can be challenging. You won’t be able to use your stove or your microwave. In addition, you won’t be able to keep food cold. You can feed your family sandwiches, but nothing that needs to be cooked or stored in the refrigerator. When your family gets tired of eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chaos will ensue.
You can eat out; however, eating out for three meals a day can get expensive. Also, if it is a widespread power outage, it can be challenging to find a restaurant that has power.
A generator installation company can install a generator that will allow you to store your food and cook it the same way you do when the power is on.
#6 Less Storm Prep
When there is a major storm in the forecast, Dillon, SC residents flock to the stores to buy flashlights, batteries, candles, bottled water, canned goods, and other non-perishable food. Storm prep can be expensive, and if you wait too long, the shelves could be cleared out.
If you hire a generator installation company to install a generator, it will power your entire home, and you won’t need to rush out and buy storm supplies because they aren’t necessary. You will have lights, running water, access to the food in your refrigerator, and a stove to cook your meals. Hiring a company to install your new generator will save you the time and money it takes to prepare for a storm.
#7 Portable Generators Aren’t the Best
Some Dillon, SC homeowners don’t have portable generators for when the power goes out. While a portable generator will provide power, it won’t be enough to power your entire home. You can plug in four essential appliances. You can use an extension cord to power a couple more, but this isn’t enough for most families.
In addition, you cannot use a backup generator in the rain. Unless you have a ventilated covered area to put the generator in when it is running, you won’t be able to use it until the rain stops.
A generator installation company can install a backup generator. Backup generators will power every light and outlet in your home, keeping everything up and running during a power outage. Also, backup generators have waterproof housing and can be used when it rains.
Why Choose Mister Sparky Generators?
If you are thinking about buying a generator and want to work with the best generator installation company around, contact Mister Sparky Generators. We have been serving customers in the area for years and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We also have a 5-star rating on Google, and in 2017, we won Angie’s List Super Service Award.
Our company can help you find the right size generator to power your entire home. We will choose the size based on the size of your home and your family’s electricity demand.
When your generator is installed, we will be here to handle routine maintenance and repairs.
To schedule an appointment for a generator installation or any other generator services we provide, give us a call today.