Why You Should Consider an Emergency Generator Before Winter Comes

house and road in the snow

If you have yet to purchase an emergency generator for your home, now is a perfect time to consider doing so. Winter is right around the corner—and with the new season comes an increased chance for power outages to occur. Snow, wind, ice, and frigid temperatures are all factors that pose safety concerns this time of year. Winter in New York is no joke. As the old saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry! Having an emergency generator is a great way to prepare for the winter weather, and can help keep your family and your home safe in the event of a power outage. Below we cover the main benefits of buying a generator before the winter weather hits.

 

1.     Keep the members of your household warm

When the power goes out, you’ll likely lose the main source of heat in your home. In the winter, that means the temperature inside will drop fast, posing a major safety concern for everyone in your home—especially when temperatures dip below freezing. A generator can keep your furnace running until the main power is restored, so you can stay warm and comfortable even while the storm rages outside.

 

2.     Prevent pipes from freezing

Keeping your home warm is also important to keep your pipes from freezing and bursting. A generator can keep the temperature inside your home stable and your hot water tank running so your plumbing can function normally.

 

3.     Your home stays well lit

A generator will prevent you from having to use alternative—and potentially dangerous—light sources like candles to light up your home. This is especially important as the days grow shorter in the winter months. A generator can keep your lights on, and your home safer as a result.

 

4.     Electronics can stay charged

Being able to keep essential electronics like phones and laptops charged will help keep you in the loop and able to communicate so you can receive the latest weather updates and news.

 

5.     General peace of mind

Knowing that you’ve done all you can to prepare for the coming winter will make the bad weather far less stressful to deal with. Even if you don’t end up having to use your generator this winter, it’s better to have one on hand than to be without one when you need it most.

 

Interested in buying a generator, but not sure where to start? Refer to our buying guide to help you find the one that will best suit your needs! Or you can contact the experts at Anderson Water & Power to learn more about the emergency and standby generators we offer in the Binghamton, Syracuse, Buffalo, and Rochester NY areas.