As homeowners we are always looking to protect one of the biggest investments we will ever make in a lifetime – our home. Protecting your home and your loved ones with a portable generator is a great idea and a good investment for every homeowner. With fluctuating weather conditions from season to season, and sometimes unpredictable situations, having a generator on hand can be a great convenience for emergency power needs.
Storms and unsuspecting weather can cause power outages at the most inopportune moments. A portable generator is the ideal solution for unexpected storms and weather conditions. If your area suffers from recurring power outages, you may also consider a permanent backup power source such as an installed propane generator. Although they do not typically restore complete, full power to your home, the average portable generator will certainly afford you the resources needed to utilize and enjoy the appliances and amenities in your home during the most powerful storms.
Why consider a portable generator
Many people who are unfamiliar with generators are often afraid to even consider such an investment because there is a good deal of inaccurate data out there. There is somewhat of a consensus that portable generators are an expensive investment and one that can be costly to maintain and/or repair. However, this cannot be further from the truth. Depending upon the size, brand and model you are looking into purchasing, generators can cost anywhere from a mere $250 on up depending on the brand and the amount of power it produces. The overall cost of a generator is quite minimal when you compare it to the maximum amount of benefits it will provide you with during a storm or other emergency. Whether there is snow on the ground, a severe thunder and lightning storm or even a pesky critter that eats through the power lines, a state-of-the-art portable generator may be the ideal, effective solution for you.
Power when you need it
Having power during a storm is beneficial even if you cannot power up your entire home. Portable generators are not only incredibly cost-effective, but they can power up all your essentials in your home during the heartiest storms such as refrigerators, televisions, hair dryers, and microwaves. They can provide you with hot water to bathe in, heat or air conditioning to keep you comfortable during the storm and can certainly provide you with lighting you need when the darkness of an unsuspecting storm hits home. Why would you want to be too cold or too warm during a storm, or must be caught in the dark without hot water, when all these essentials could be at your fingertips? Gervais Electric can help you with a solution to your backup power needs and make sure your system is properly routed for easy use of a generator on the most important systems in your home.
Installation of a generator
Weather can certainly be unpredictable no matter where you live, and if you do not have a portable generator on hand, you may find yourself in the dark and without important essentials for a long period of time. If you don’t already own a portable generator then perhaps it’s time you start thinking about purchasing one. You truly have no way of knowing when the next disruptive storm will hit and you will find yourself, for long lengths of time, without the essentials you and your family need.
For more information about portable generators or to schedule electrical services or repairs for your home, be sure to reach out to the professional electricians here at Gervais Electric, Inc. Fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (615) 973-1436.