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Relying Solely on Electric Providers not so Reliable? Find Energy Independence

Southern states were hit with unusual winter weather this February, which caused turmoil and devastation for many people.

 

Those who relied solely on the electric providers to pull their weight amid the disaster were left in the dark without heat. Electric providers were doing the best they could with the power grid overload, and most of us have to rely on electric suppliers for the most part. But backup generators could have helped a lot of folks find comfort and warmth in the cold despite the grid
overload.

Standby generators and portable generators provide energy independence when the power grid fails. Instead of being left in the dark with no way of knowing when the power will come back on, standby generators automatically switch on in an outage. Depending on the size of your home and the size of the generator you have installed, your standby generator can run all of your appliances or only the appliances you deem necessary during an emergency.

Energy independence provides peace of mind that, in our opinion, is priceless. The power grid is faulty and can become overloaded no matter the season, weather, or time of day. Often, in the summer and especially in the southern states, the power grid will become overloaded because of the number of people constantly running their air conditioners. In the winter months, as we recently saw, when the weather drops to unexpected lows, the power grid can become overloaded by people constantly running the heat. It’s not uncommon for powerlines to become knocked down during winter and summer storms, and while the weather is
manageable in the spring and fall without A/C or heat, it’s not possible to go very long without A/C or heat in the summer and winter months.

Standby generators are quieter today than they’ve ever been, making them a neighborhood-friendly option. They’re also more user-friendly than they’ve ever been with remote monitoring available on smart devices.

There are three fuel options available for home generators: Natural gas, propane, or diesel. Typically, natural gas is the more affordable option, especially if your home is built on a natural gas line. However, if a natural disaster strikes, this fuel option may become unavailable for
long-term use.

We’ve been working with and installing generators since 1978, and we would love to help you make the right decision for you and your home. Give us a call at 501-315-7213 or fill out the contact form on our website: Contact Us