Power outages can be very disruptive on the best of days. In a worst-case scenario, they can cost you money, and can even be dangerous to your health. Sometimes, power outages are predictable, occurring during or following a major storm. Other times, they can happen out of the blue, such as when a transformer blows or someone hits a telephone pole. Either way, if you can be prepared for a power outage, you can get through it unscathed.
An hour or two in the dark is an inconvenience, but a power outage lasting a day or more can be hazardous to your health, your home, and run up a good sized expense tab. Having a standby generator installed at your home is the ideal answer, giving you the important backup power you need right away.
Standby generators are installed at your home by a professional, and provide an immediate, automatic, and permanent backup electrical system. Within seconds of a utility outage, an automatic transfer switch senses the power loss, commands the generator to start operating, and then transfers the electrical load to the generator. When utility power returns, the automatic transfer switch transfers the electrical load back to the utility and signals the standby generator to shut off.
As a homeowner, buying a generator could spare you financial losses. From simple things like keeping your cold and frozen foods from spoiling, to major financial costs from problems such as a flooded basement or frozen pipes that occur when there is no electricity to run HVAC equipment.
Also, if you work from home, a standby generator is a solid investment. It ensures you won’t suffer a loss of income when a lack of power shuts down your operations.
Far more serious issues than spoiled food can arise when you have to go without power for numerous hours. Anyone with health issues that depends on equipment run by electricity could be in serious crisis without their assistance. Even severe allergy and asthma sufferers depend on their electric air purifiers, so will suffer after a several hours of stale air. Temperatures in the 100’s or below freezing are dangerous to everyone’s health, and particularly hazardous for children and older people. Your backup generator will kick on immediately, alleviating the worry and threat from any health-related dependence on electricity.
Without electricity, traditional HVAC equipment like your heating and air conditioning will cease to run. Sump pumps will stop pumping water out of your basement. When temperatures in your house reach low numbers, your pipes running through uninsulated or non-living spaces will freeze quickly. Flooded basements and freezing pipes cause serious damage to home materials, and can destroy precious memorabilia.
The power never goes out at a convenient time or season! At 207 Plumbing & Heating, we have added the installation and service of standby generators to our service offerings. We know how much we all depend on electricity – let us help you put that concern aside. Contact us to discuss how a standby generator can help you in your home!