4 Benefits of Backup Generators
4 Benefits of Backup Generators
August 2, 2018
If you have ever experienced a long-term power outage at your home or business, then you know firsthand how frustrating and inconvenient they can be. In the summer, the air is sweltering hot without AC. The lights are off, you can’t cook anything, and the clock is ticking on the food in your fridge and freezer.
If the power goes out during a storm or a rolling blackout, there isn’t much you can do besides light some candles and wait. But what if you had a power source of your own? By investing in a backup generator, you can avoid worrying about a power outage ever again.
Here are four benefits of backup generators from our team of licensed electricians at Buzz Electrical.
1. Food Preserved
One of the worst things about power outages is the food wasted as it spoils in your freezer and fridge. With a backup generator to crank your power back on right away, you can avoid throwing out the food in your fully stocked fridge.
2. Temperature Maintained
If your power goes out in the middle of the summer, the temperature in your home will become miserable pretty quickly. Your HVAC can’t cool your house with air conditioning, and you wont even have ceiling fans or box fans to alleviate the oppressive heat and humidity. Once your power does eventually return, your HVAC unit will have to launch into overdrive and work extra hard to return your home to a normal temperature. This can have a negative effect on the efficiency and longevity of your unit. With a backup generator, your power will be back on before the temperature ever has a chance to rise.
3. Security Continued
If a power outage becomes a long term problem, your family may decide to go stay in a hotel until the situation is resolved. This leaves a perfect window of opportunity for looters or burglars to invade your home and steal your belongings. With a backup generator to restore your power, you can remain in your home and any security system features will continue operating normally.
4. Electronics Connected
Even if your cell phone and laptop are fully charged when the power shuts off, they will eventually run out of battery power. Power outages also take out your internet router, which means you will have no Wi-Fi until the power is back. This can be problematic for anyone who works from home in any capacity. It can also be unsafe in general, because you can lose the ability to communicate with loved ones or call 911 in an emergency. Having a backup generator helps you stay connected to the world wide web and charge any necessary electronics.
These are just a few of the biggest benefits of backup generators for your home. Next time you are stuck in the dark during a blackout, consider how much easier life would be if the power came right back on! If you want to go ahead and invest in a backup generator before the next power outage strikes, give us a call at Buzz Electrical.
Family-owned and operated Buzz Electrical is Fayetteville’s leading electrical company! If you are interested in backup generator information or installation, we are here to help. Give us a call at (479) 267-2899.