4 Reasons Why Standby Generators Are Fun at Parties

February 20, 2018

Standby generators, commercial and domestic, are becoming increasingly more essential to business and homes around central Arkansas.

However, backup power sources are not the most interesting topic to bring up at parties. In fact, over our 20 years of generator service we’ve learned that our customers enjoy the luxury of leaning on our expertise. They want to know their house will be safe during a blackout, not statistics on home electricity needs or how much generators have improved over the years.

Here are four reasons standby generators, despite their bland introduction, are fun to have at parties.

1. They keep the power on.

Standby generators are great at parties because they make sure the party doesn’t have to be shut down due to a blackout.

You should always encourage your guests to make safe decisions during times in bad weather. Some blackouts are sometimes the result of a single incident—like a falling tree. Party on!

2. Use them to impress someone with your preparedness.

No need to mention your conscientious choice to be a vegan or that you do crossfit. If you really want to impress a potential date, bring up your interest in standby generators.

First of all, it is a unique topic. You are sure to make an impression. Second, it shows that you value being prepared. A great quality to find in a soulmate or best friend.

3. Standby generators are a great way to start more interesting conversations.

Often, when we mention that we are the largest Generac dealer in Arkansas, many party-goers become confused.

While the benefits, functionalities, and modern improvements are great topics for Northside Power company lunches, they won’t turn into a long conversation by themselves. Home security and preparedness, however, is a great topic for discussion.

  • What is the best way to survive a natural disaster?
  • What would be the best way to survive a not-so-natural disaster—like zombies?
  • How much home security is too much?
  • Dogs are man’s best friend, not home security systems. While—and you have a point here, Mike—they will offer protection, should your home be invaded, they will also be in harm’s way.

4. They don’t have to be the center of attention.

When the power goes out at a house party the music stops, the humm of the HVAC quiets, and guests reach for the safety of their phone’s flashlight.

What a great time for ghost stories! Not, as our team might tell you, a great time to be the only voice speaking up.

You know what would be great right now?

When you have a standby generator, your home will have power restored to the selected appliances within seconds. The party will go on and so will the conversations. Standby generators do the best work when they go unnoticed.