3 Benefits Of Installing A Standby Generator For Your Home This Summer
With spring coming to a close, and summer right around the corner, many New Haven homeowners are scrambling to make sure that they've done what needs to be done around the house to prepare for whatever the coming season has in store. While summer is definitely the time for fun in the sun, summer can also have turbulent weather at times, and it’s important to make sure that your home is properly prepared for when those rough storms roll through the area. While it isn't uncommon to lose power briefly during some of these storms, the rougher ones can sometimes cause you to lose power for unknown periods of time, but with a whole home standby generator, you and your family can comfortably ride out these periods without electricity. If you don't have a standby generator for your home, now, while the summer is still getting into gear, might be the perfect time to have one installed. To help highlight just a few of the many benefits installing a standby generator can have on your home this summer, our team of New Haven electricians have taken the time to put together this short list detailing a few of them and what they mean for your home.
During the hot summer months, your air conditioning system becomes a key feature of your home, and when the power goes out for an extended period of time, it goes without saying that you will likely have to go without AC as well. Just because your AC stops running doesn't mean the heat will let up, and you can quickly find your home transformed into an oven. With a whole home standby generator, however, you can keep your AC running while you wait for power to be restored, helping you and your family remain comfortable, and keeping your home safe for any young or elderly family members or pets.
Keep Your Food Cold
As anyone who has ever had to replace and entire refrigerator’s worth of food due to an extended power outage can tell you, it's a highly frustrating experienced, but with a whole home standby generator, you can ensure that your refrigerator stays up and running until the power comes back on, saving you a lot of money and time in the grocery store by ensuring that your food doesn't spoil while you wait for the power to come back.
Keep Your Sump Pump Running
Anytime the power to your home goes out for an extended period of time, it means that your sump pump isn't going to be running, and if you’re getting a great deal of rain while your sump pump is out of commission, it could wind up leaving you with water damage in your basement area. With a standby generator, however, you can keep your sump pump running until the power comes back on, helping to protect your home from water damage and saving you money in potential repairs.