6 Benefits of a Standby Generator
With summer on its way, homeowners are thinking about the possibility of losing electricity in a lightning storm. With so many of us relying on electrical equipment, it’s becoming more important to have a backup source of power, like a standby generator. Just think about all of the things that you use that require electricity:
- Heating & Cooling
- Electrically powered medical equipment
- Security Systems
- Kitchen Appliances
- Lights, Fans, and anything else that relies on electrical power
If you don’t want to be kept in the dark, consider calling us so we can install a standby generator (also known as a backup generator.) By having one of these installed, your home can stay powered when everyone else is in the dark.
Here are 6 benefits of having a standby generator on your property.
For most of their life, standby generators sit on your property, doing little. However, when the main power grid goes down, an automatic transfer switch in the generator activates. It cuts you from the main grid, switches your power to the generator, and turns on the generator. This is done in a very short amount of time, so you only lose power for a moment.
Maintain electrical power
Unsurprisingly, having a generator lets your electronics stay active during a blackout. This provides a variety of benefits. Whether you have food that needs to stay in the fridge or you have medical equipment that relies on electricity, you can keep using it.
Stay safe during emergencies
Having power at your home means you don’t need to leave for any power-related issues. Let’s say you have someone who needs to stay hooked on some powered medical equipment. If the power went out from a storm, you might have to bring them to a hospital or somewhere else with electricity. You don’t want to have to go out during a torrential storm. Having power means you and your family can stay safe at home.
Protection from electrical damage
Just because the power is out doesn’t mean your electronics can’t be damaged. When you’re connected to the grid, there’s the possibility of violent power surges, spikes, and brownouts. These can all cause damage to anything connected to the grid. Fortunately, the generator keeps you off the grid and safe from electrical dangers. It’ll only switch you back to the grid when it has power and has stabilized.
Protection against other damage
It’s not just electrical damage you have to worry about when the power goes out. If the electricity isn’t working, that means your sump pump isn’t working as well. That means your home is vulnerable to flooding during a rain storm. Similarly, losing out on your electric heat during the winter can cause your pipes to freeze. If you have a standby generator, all of these systems will stay functioning.
Increases home value
When you have a generator on your lot, it’s a major consideration for home buyers. A generator on your lot says “peace of mind” to potential buyers, and that’s something so many of us want. You can likely get a higher price on your home if you have one installed.
What makes Fix-It 24/7 a great choice for generator installations?
At Fix-It 24/7, we help homeowners in the Denver Metro area with all of their household needs. Our family-owned and operated business takes pride in providing our customers high-quality products from a variety of major brands. If you’d like to install a standby generator, our EPA and NATE certified experts can provide one at a flat rate and provide a 4-hour window for their arrival. Don’t wait for summer to arrive and call Fix-It 24/7 now for a consultation!