Generators can be the difference between
inconvenience and disaster during a power outage. A generator will keep
everything in your house running as usual while you’re waiting for the power to
be restored. However, without one, you could be looking at costly repairs and
challenges. Here’s why generators are a great investment.
No Wasted and Spoiled Food During a Power
We take our refrigerators for granted. We use
them to store hundreds of dollars worth of food for our families and don’t
really appreciate their value until they stop working. Without a generator, a
power outage could potentially wipe out the contents of every refrigerator or
freezer in your home. Not only will you have to pay to replace your provisions,
but you’ll have to spend time throwing everything out and sanitizing the
shelving. A generator would keep your refrigerator and freezer running as
usual, so no spoiled food or panic about rushing to the store to re-stock.
A Functioning Sump Pump
Power outages most commonly happen during
storms. The sump pump in your home protects against flooding during storms, but
it runs on electricity. Without a generator, your sump pump is useless, leaving
your home vulnerable to dangerous flooding. Spending a few hundred dollars on a
generator can save you thousands in flood cleanup and repairs.
Peace of Mind
If anyone in your household relies on medical
equipment to keep them healthy or needs electronics for their livelihood, a
power outage can be panic-inducing. Having a generator sitting unused in your
basement may seem pointless now, but the peace of mind it gives you knowing
you’ll be prepared in an emergency is priceless.
To make sure your home is prepared for an
emergency, or for any of your electrical needs, call Power Up Electric today.