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Some of the Best Reasons to Consider a Whole-House Generator

generator-residentialWe offer service to install automatic standby generators capable of powering some or all of the electrical appliances and lights inside a home. We consider this one of the most important jobs we do, because power losses are not only inconvenient, they can be downright dangerous. We recommend most homeowners consider having a whole-house generator installed as an important power backup in case of an extended blackout.

Okay, easy enough to say—but what about the specifics? What are the best reasons to have an automatic standby generator installed?

Protect family members who depend on powered medical equipment

First thing to ask yourself: “Are there any people in my house whose livelihood depends on an electrically-powered medical device?” If so, then a generator is an absolute must. Even a smaller generator designed to handle only a few devices will be a life-saver, since you can arrange to ensure power goes to the medical equipment.

Power outages are happening more often

It’s an unfortunate fact of life, but the states on the Eastern Seaboard have been running into more blackouts than before, often during extreme weather, which is one of the common causes for outages. Aging electrical grids are leading to more power outages as well. There’s never been as high a need for generator backups than now.

A generator can protect your house in ways you haven’t thought of

Loss of power can cause extensive damage to a house, particularly during periods of high rain or freezing temperatures. A sump pump can’t work without electricity, and this can allow large amounts of water damage. Freezing pipes will burst, and general low temperature indoors when the heater goes out can cause damage in many other parts of the house. A generator can keep away numerous expensive repairs.

And although it may not be as urgent a problem, a loss of power to your house means the food in your refrigerator and freezer will rapidly spoil.

Keeping your family comfortable

Whether in a heat wave or a deep freeze, you’ll need electrical power to your house to keep the heater or AC running. (Yes, this includes gas-powered heaters. They still need vital components powered with electricity in order to run.) If your HVAC system gives out on you during extreme heat or cold, you may have to pay money for a hotel room to keep your family safe until the local power is restored.

You can keep your normal life going

A power loss can bring everything in your life to an abrupt halt. You can’t use computers, the television, cook, and many other basic parts of day-to-day life. If you work from home, losing your electronic devices can be devastating and may even cause data loss.

To get started with finding the ideal generator to serve you, make an appointment with our technicians. We not only install new automatic standby generators, we also offer the generator repair in Wayne, NJ that will ensure the generator is there for you when you need it.

Anderson Electric Corp. serves Northern New Jersey. Find out more about our generator services.

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