Hurricane season is coming up, which means you probably have a lot on your plate right now in terms of making sure your home is ready for the storms. If you haven’t already got one installed on your property, now would be a very good time to consider installing a new generator system for your home. Generators are a key part of ensuring that a home stays comfortable and secure during a power outage, which is all the more likely to happen during hurricane season. Read on to find out why it’s best to have a generator ready by the time hurricane season arrives this year.
The Power Grid Is Unreliable
The sad fact of the matter is that even outside of hurricane season, our country’s power structure has been aging and degrading for decades. We haven’t done due diligence to keep it up to date, and that’s starting to take its toll. The grid will continue to age and degrade, which means power outages in general will become more and more likely to happen throughout the year. Especially during times of high load or inclement weather, like hurricane season. If you want to make sure that your power is reliable, don’t trust the power grid alone. Make sure you have a generator hooked up, just in case.
Long Periods Without Power Can Be Dangerous
With all the other dangers that are present during a hurricane, the last thing you want to do add one more to the list. Long stretches without power not only mean that you can’t use your lights, but that your refrigerator doesn’t work. You probably have plenty of preserved or canned food stocked up for emergencies, but what about your water heater? Do you want to take cold showers until the power comes back on? Do you have any medical devices in your home that need to be powered at all times? If so, it’s a good idea to make sure that you have a generator available.
It’s Just Plain Inconvenient
Barring everything else, it’s frankly just incredibly annoying to be stumbling around in the dark looking for candles or flashlights when the power goes out. No one likes to be without power, and with a generator installed in your home, you won’t have to worry about that happening. Sure, there’s nothing that you can do about the hurricane raging outside, but at least you can wait it out with functioning home appliances and being able to see where you’re going.
So, if you don’t already have a generator installed in your home, contact a professional contractor you trust today and set up an appointment. When the first hurricane of the season arrives, you’ll be glad you prepared with a new generator.
If you need a new generator installed in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians. We’ll make sure that you’re prepared for hurricane season.