With all the summer storms that roll through every once in a while leading to power outages, you may be thinking of putting in a generator for your home. Or perhaps you’re already thinking ahead to winter when snow and ice storms can cut power too. Whatever the case, having a generator, whether whole house, back-up or portable, is a wise idea.
At the very least, power outages can leave you scrambling to keep the food in your fridge cold in summer, or at worst leave you without heat in the dead of winter.
Here are some reasons why you should have a generator:
Portable generators can provide supplemental electricity that runs a select number of appliances, whether they run on gasoline, diesel, or propane. Because of the fumes emitted, portable generator have to be kept outdoors when running. They’re mobile, convenient and ready to use whenever you are.
Preservation of Food
Having a generator that kicks on when the power goes out can save you hundreds of dollars in perishable food. It’s always the way, right? You stock your fridge, only for the power to go out soon after. If the power is out for more than a couple hours, you could lose all that refrigerated and frozen food that you spent so much money on. No need to waste food, call for takeout, or have to restock later when you can just power up the generator.
Well Water Systems
If your home has well water, you know all too well that when you lose power, you also lose water. That means no showering, no washing hands or dishes, etc. – you can’t even flush the toilet. A generator allows you to keep the water flowing, even in the event of an outage.
By the same extension, if you have a sump pump in your basement that needs to operate during rain storms to prevent flooding, it won’t work if you don’t have power. If the pump’s not working, the water level rises, and, well, you know. Flooding!
If you work from home, a power outage can spell a work shutdown for you, causing you to lose productivity and money. A generator can ensure you don’t miss a beat when it comes to Wi-Fi, Internet, computer printers, scanners and anything else that powers your business.
Residential generators have many advantages, not the least of which is allowing you to carry on with your life even in the face of an inconvenient power outage.
Contact Braco Electrical and Contracting in O’Fallon MO
If you would like a consultation regarding installation of a whole house, back-up or portable generator for your home, contact us at 636-294-8562. Our electrical contractors in St. Louis MO, installing trusted brands such as Kohler, Generac, Briggs and Stratton and more, offer complete installation with automatic transfer switches