Now that the temperatures are getting warmer and the threat of snow and ice has passed, you may be thinking that extra precautions like an emergency generator are unnecessary. However, this isn’t the case! As we move from spring to summer, high winds and thunderstorms that have the potential to knock out the power become more common. An emergency generator is an ideal item to add to your emergency and weather preparedness checklist. It’s also wise to get a generator now, so even if you don’t use it in the warm weather months, you’ll be prepared for when the temperatures drop and the snow starts blowing yet again. If you’re still on the fence, we’ve listed 5 reasons why an emergency generator is an item you won’t regret investing in.
1 ) Keep your important appliances running
Having an emergency generator will allow you to keep the necessary appliances running in your home, like overhead lights, the refrigerator, and even medical equipment. That way, when the power does finally come back on, your household won’t miss a beat.
2 ) Prevent food spoilage
Power outages aren’t known for their good timing. It’s a terrible feeling when you’ve just stocked up your fridge and the power goes out, knowing that you’ve likely wasted money and lost your meals for the week. An emergency generator will prevent this stressful scenario from taking place, keeping your fridge and freezer running smoothly.
3) Protect your home from flood damage
With thunderstorms comes rain that can cause potential flooding. Luckily your home’s sump pump will combat any flooding issues…until the power goes out. An electric sump pump can’t function without electricity. If you have a generator, it can be used to keep your sump pump running, and help keep your basement from flooding during heavy downpours.
4) Keep your home (and your family) comfortable
While we can all make do without power for a short time, the longer an outage lasts, the less comfortable your home will be without the typical—and necessary—amenities it usually offers. No one likes sitting in the dark without heat (or air conditioning) for long. A generator will keep your family happy, comfortable, and calm.
5) Peace of mind
No one likes feeling helpless during an emergency. Having a generator is one way to be proactive and be prepared for the unexpected. You won’t have to be dependent upon the local electric company, and you can feel assured that your household will continue to run and your family will remain comfortable until the power is restored.
Are you ready to experience that peace of mind? Contact Anderson Water & Power today to learn more about our emergency generator options! Our experienced technicians will be happy to answer your questions.