3 Reasons Why You Need a Backup Generator for Your Home
We all know – and dread – the eerie silence that falls over a house during a power outage.
The wind is howling outside, hurling rain against your windowpanes. One minute you’re reading on the couch. The next thing you know, you’re sitting in the dark. The absence of familiar noises – the whirring of your refrigerator and the hum of your HVAC system – is strangely deafening. You wonder how long it’ll be this time.
When lengthy power outages occur, a backup generator is more than a comfortable luxury. It will protect you and your home until BC Hydro’s crews are able to restore your power.
Guard against extreme weather conditions
If you’re experiencing extreme heat or extreme cold, a power outage is more than a nuisance. It can be a safety hazard for you and any other occupants. With a backup generator, you can rest easy, knowing that your heating and cooling systems will continue to function. What’s more, it will eliminate the need for flashlights, candles, or other emergency lighting measures. This benefit also promotes the safety of everyone inside.
Avoid spoiled food
After a lengthy power outage, you’ll often have to discard food that has spoiled in your unpowered fridge. The truth is this spoiling can occur in as little as 4 hours without power. Once your refrigerator reaches an internal temperature above 4.4 degrees Celsius, bacteria start to grow exponentially. Your backup generator will prevent this wastage, keeping your fridge and freezer cool and preserving your food.
Work from home without interruption
Most of those who work from home – which we all know is a growing number of people – need access to electricity. Without it, their computers, the internet, and other devices won’t function. Sure, you can employ your phone as a wireless hotspot. But that’s unreliable and, in the event of a longer outage, will only run down your phone battery. You can avoid these headaches with a backup generator, knowing that you’ll be able to continue working even if your regular power service is interrupted.
Call Wireman Electric Today about Your Backup Generator Needs
Before you purchase a backup generator, you’ll want to consult with a professional electrical contractor. They can assess your needs, identify any potential impacts to your existing service, and install your new generator safely and according to local standards.
As Greater Vancouver residents, the team at Wireman Electric knows firsthand the value of backup generators. We bring years of experience and trained expertise to every project. That means that no problem or challenge is too big. We can deliver an excellent product and give you peace of mind about your electrical system.
Call Wireman Electric today! We’d love to learn about your needs and help you explore backup generator options, so you can stop worrying about power outages and focus on enjoying your home.