Ready or not, here comes the colder weather. As the months turn, the days get shorter, the nights get longer, and the chances of encountering a blustery winter storm get higher and higher. Many people do not have a generator in their home, because they feel the power will never truly be out long enough to need one. Or, they don’t understand the consequences of being without when the weather gets bad. If you don’t have a generator in your home, here are a few real-life reasons you need one.
If the power goes out during the winter months, your pipes could freeze.
As the temperature drops outside the temperature inside of your home drops as well. That’s why you have a reliable heating system in place. However, if your power goes out when the temperature outside is below zero, you’re going to notice the temperature inside dropping pretty quickly as well. And, if the temperature inside your house is not maintained at above freezing you run the risk of your pipes freezing. When your pipes freeze they can burst or crack causing leaks and expensive water damage throughout your home-a mess you do not want to be cleaning up in the cold!
If the power goes out during a rainstorm, your sump pump could fail.
If there’s one thing most homeowner’s fear, it’s water damage from a storm, and if your home does not have a backup generator you are risking just that. When water gets high due to excessive rain, the sump pump in your home takes charge clearing out the unwanted moisture. However, if your power goes out, the sump pump will fail and the water will back up into your basement causing damage to your finishes and your belongings. To help prevent this kind of damage you will want to invest in a generator for your home that kicks on automatically when the power goes out.
If the power goes out you don’t want your food to spoil.
Any time the power goes out you run the risk of the food in your refrigerator and freezer spoiling. Although it might not seem like a big deal at first, wasting the food in your refrigerator or freezer could end up costing you hundreds of dollars. Therefore, if you want to be sure and save your money, a generator is a great upfront investment.
When you are ready to install the generator you need in your home, just call 410-SAMEDAY. We have professionals on our team who will be out to help you set up the generator of your choice in no time!