Emergency Backup Generators
A power outage can prove to be more than just an inconvenience
when it leaves your home without essential services due to an extreme winter
storm or other outage. Disabled access to power can make riding out any winter
storm not only uncomfortable, but potentially dangerous. A standby generator
will keep your home safe and warm during such an occurence.
In the 2008-2009 winter season over 7.6 million customers of
electrical power companies the US and Canada suffered blackouts due to winter
storms. These costly power outages can be caused by tree limbs burdened by
ice falling onto power lines, excessive amounts of snow or ice accumulating on the
power lines themselves. High wind speeds can also disable access to the
The primary reason to purchase a backup generator is
to protect the health and safety of your family. Young children and older individuals or those that
are infirm are particularly vulnerable when a winter storm related power
outage leaves a home without heat and exposed to extreme temperatures... but
extended exposure may be dangerous to anyone. Emergency standby
generators also have the added benefit that they automatically turn on when
power is lost - thus avoiding the need to enter a dangerous storm to switch
power over to the backup system.
A power outage can also have significant financial implications
that make purchasing an emergency backup generator a wise investment.
Maintaining heat and essential services make it possible to remain comfortably
in the home rather than paying for hotels or meals at restaurants. Loss
of power can also halt water flow to a home, putting pipes at danger of
bursting - even a home's interior pipes can burst when the space becomes too cold
due to the absence of heat for an extended period. Additionally, a power
outage lasting more than a few hours can ruin all of the food in a refrigerator or
freezer, causing hundreds of dollars in additional food expenses.
There are a variety of transfer switch and standby
generator solutions to ensure all your power needs are met during a winter storm or
other power outage while saving you from overpaying for unneeded excess service.
Options include essential circuits to keep only essential services active, managed
whole-house service, and complete whole-house service that will keep your home
functioning as though there were no power outage at all.
A dedicated standby generator may seem
like a significant investment, but enduring even a single day
without power reveals how useful and necessary a backup power source can be.
Everything in a home from vital medical equipment to televisions and computers to
keep the kids entertained (or keep your home business running) will be kept
operational for the duration of the blackout, no matter how long.
We would be happy to walk you through the various options
available and provide a free in-home estimate for installation of an emergency
backup generator appropriate for your home and budget.
To receive your FREE In-Home
Consultation and estimate, please
call our office directly at (610) 582-0852.