Power outages happen for several reasons, from thunderstorms and weather events to blown out transformers and problems with the power grid. You never know when you may end up with no power, and many homeowners don’t realize how much of an inconvenience this can be until it’s too late. Consider these benefits of installing a home generator to protect you from power outages.
- Winter woes. If any part of your home heating system is powered by electricity, it can mean some very cold times if your power goes out. A home generator can allay your fears of losing heat if you live in an area where it gets cold in the winter.
- Water damage. Many homes rely on a sump pump to keep their basement dry all year long. Sump pumps, of course, rely on electricity to do their job. Since many power outages are caused by storms that also bring excessive rain, a failing sump pump can add significantly to the damage and stress that weather can bring.
- Keep your food cold. When the electricity goes out for an extended period, many families end up throwing out perishable food items that their refrigerators and freezers couldn’t keep cold. This can be very costly if you have a large freezer that you keep stocked with expensive meats and other food items. A generator can keep your appliances running when the power goes out.
- Safe options. Home generators are safer than gasoline generators since they run on clean natural gas or propane and stand away from the home. The danger of carbon monoxide poisoning is far less than it is with portable generators.
If you need a reliable electrician to install a home generator to protect your family, you can count on the experienced team at Electrical Insight. Call us today at (760) 304-9070 to speak with one of our knowledgeable electricians about your home generator.