Power outages are a major problem in the summer, you can protect your home by installing a backup generator. So far in 2017, there were 2,741 outages in the United States affecting 19,961,155 utility customers. Some of the main causes of power outages are
- Strong storms and high winds: summer is hurricane season here on the East Coast!
- Vehicles hitting electrical equipment: unfortunately, people quite frequently run into the poles that hold up power lines. If the pole gets knocked over, power can be disrupted.
- Equipment failure: machines aren’t perfect. Sometimes equipment just doesn’t work.
If there is any sort of event that causes your home to lose power, a backup generator will turn on and supply power to your home for the duration of the outage. A backup generator is a significant investment that will pay off many times over in the long run.
Keep Food Cold
If your home loses power for less than four hours, the food in your freezer will probably start to thaw. If the power is out for more than four hours, the food in your refrigerator will start to go bad. You wouldn’t have to worry about any of that with a backup generator. Within a few seconds of your home losing power, your backup generator will engage and power your home.
Power Your Air Conditioning
Summer is hot, and here in Maryland it can be quite humid. If your home loses power, that heat will heat things up in your home and make it pretty unpleasant. You can prevent this by installing a backup generator.
Keep the Sump Pump Running
The same strong storms that can knock out your power can also cause flooding. If your home has a sump pump, it can save you from the flooding. However, if your home loses power your sump pump won’t really be able to do anything. Save your home from all of that water damage by installing a backup generator.
Prevent Unnecessary Hotel Stays
If a power outage lasts several days, it can force you to check in to a hotel. If your home has a backup generator, you won’t have to go anywhere!
Call TriStar Electric for Generator Maintenance or Installation Today!
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