Severe Weather Is Coming – Be Prepared with a Whole-House Generator
The storm season of 2016 officially began in the Northeast on June 1 – and experts are predicting an active one for the Atlantic region.
The bad news, as we’ve learned in recent years, is that storms can bring power outages that can be anything from inconvenient to dangerous or even life threatening, if you rely on electricity for home medical equipment.
The good new is there’s an easy way to protect your family from the perils of a power outage: invest in a whole-house backup generator.
7 Great Benefits of a Backup Generator
Powered by propane or natural gas, a backup generator connects with your HVAC and electrical systems. Backup generators start automatically within about 30 seconds after an outage and provide emergency power to some or all of your home systems (depending on the size of the unit).
Some benefits to having a whole-house generator include:
- Protection from flood – Severe weather often brings lots of rain – a generator will keep your sump pump working to keep the water out of your house.
- Protection from theft – A back up generator will keep home security systems up and running to protect your valuables.
- Protection for your food – Generators can keep hundreds of dollars of food from spoiling and even keep your electric stove and oven running.
- Protection from cold weather damage – Besides the dangers of having no heat, problems like frozen water pipes can be very costly to repair.
- Staying connected – Battery operated radios, laptops, tablets and cel phones eventually need to be recharged. A generator will help keep communication lines open.
- Medical system support – A whole-house generator can literally be a lifesaver by keeping emergency medical equipment working.
- Comfort – A whole-house generator will keep your A/C and Indoor air quality equipment running on hot, sticky summer nights, and your heating systems running when it’s dangerously cold.
Storm season is here – protect your home, health and comfort with a back up generator. Contact Bolkema today to learn more!