3 Vital Reasons To Keep A Generator Around

Does your home (or business) have a generator installed?

No? Well, why doesn’t it?

There are so many reasons for your home (or business) to have a generator installed, but here are three vital reasons why you need to have a generator:

Benefits of Installing a Generator

generator on side of house

1) Keeps Your Quality of Life Consistent

When the power goes out, everything will cease to work as it did. One of the most important things that no longer works is theheating and cooling system.

During winter, freezing temperatures can put you and your family at risk by rendering your heating system useless. This can seriously affect older relatives with health problems and newborns if the power is out for several hours — or even days!

Not to mention what freezing temperatures can do to your plumbing. Burst pipes occur most frequently when plumbing is exposed to freezing temperatures.

During summer, extremely hot temperatures can also put your family at risk by rendering your cooling system useless. This goes to show that a generator is needed throughout different times of the year in order for your family to stay safe and comfortable.

2) Prevents the Loss of Systems and Products

For those that own their own business, a generator is needed to help prevent you from losing money during a power outage.

A generator will keep the lights on so customers can continue to browse the store or continue eating their food. It will also allow Point of Sale systems to check out any existing customers who have not paid for their items or the bill for their food.

In addition to allowing the operations of a business to continue, a generator will also keep refrigeration units working in businesses (and homes) that handle food. If the power goes out for more than a few hours, businesses run the risk of losing A LOT of product in their refrigerators and freezers. Generators can keep all of this food and drink protected by powering the refrigeration units.

3) You Don’t Have to Lift a Finger

When you have a generator professionally installed, you don’t have to do anything when the power goes out. As soon as the power goes out, the generator hooked up to your home or business will automatically sense this and kick on.

Eventually, when the power does come back on, your generator will automatically shut down and allow the normal flow of electrcity to continue. This transfer of power is made possible because of a transfer switch that is installed along with the generator.

When you have a standby generator professionally installed in your home or business, it does almost all of the work for you!

Having a standby generator installed in your home or business can help keep you, your family, your home, and your business safe from power outages and the dangers that come with them.

For more information on installing generators, don’t be afraid to reach out to our family here at Fox & Sons — we’ll guide you through the process and educate you on all you need to know.