3 Reasons to Install a Generator in the Summer
Investing in a generator for your home is more important than ever. Power grids across the United States are increasingly outdated, and changing weather conditions can result in frequent, extended power failures.
The time of year you choose to purchase and install a generator matters, however!
While it’s good to purchase and install a generator whenever you’re able to, there are several very good reasons why summer is the best season to take the leap.
1. Protection from summer storms and power outages
Climate change means that summer temperatures and weather fluctuations are more intense than ever. Extended periods of extreme heat can put major stress on power grids– and severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can result in power failure as well.
Having a standby generator on your property that’s prepared to take over in the event of an outage can keep your home safe from expensive and stressful damage, too.
In the event of a severe summer storm that causes power failure and flooding, having a standby generator that powers your electric sump pump means that you can avoid costly basement flooding.
2. Keeping your family safe
Obviously, high temperatures can be a problem in the summertime– sometimes even reaching dangerous levels. Most of us rely on electricity to keep ourselves cool in the summertime; losing power for an extended period of time might require your family to relocate to somewhere that still has power, like a hotel.
Not all standby generators have the capacity to power a central air conditioning unit, but some do– you can speak with one of our expert technicians to find out which generator will be perfect for your family’s needs.
A generator can also be a life-saving investment if someone in your family needs medical equipment that requires electricity. A seamless transition to generator power, in the event of a power failure, could eliminate the stress of ensuring that the necessary equipment is able to keep running as usual.
Additionally, a standby generator that can power your home’s appliances can keep the food in your refrigerator and freezer properly chilled. This means that even if there’s no power for an extended period of time, your family will still be able to safely eat the food in your home.
3. Quick and efficient installation
Simply put, it’s much easier to install a generator when the weather is nice!
Standby generators require professional installation, and nice weather makes it much easier for technicians to do their jobs.
The process of installation also might require pouring concrete and digging– both tasks that are definitely suited to warm weather and might even be impossible during the colder months.
Transportation of your chosen new generator will also be a lot easier when it’s not cold and icy.
What are you waiting for?
If you’re ready to make the investment in a new generator to keep your family safe this summer and beyond, it’s time to drop us a line! Our team of qualified professionals is ready and waiting to discuss your family’s specific needs for a generator in order to determine which model will be perfect for you.