Written by Walt Meyer

Install a Standby Generator This Summer – Part 1

We want to protect our home and family, so we prepare for the day that a natural disaster may strike. Severe weather events happen fairly frequently in Maryland during the summer. Our state averages a thunderstorm every five days during July and August. In addition, it’s not unusual to get hit by three tornadoes every year from May to July. The Free State must also deal with the occasional hurricane.

At any time of day, a summer thunderstorm can strike hard and take down power lines. Fortunately, your family will not have to cope with a heatwave without air conditioning by having a home standby generator. Your food and beverages also won’t spoil because your refrigerator will stay running. You will also keep those senior members of your family who depend on medical and mobility devices that need electricity safe.

Basics of a Standby Generator

Installing a standby generator will help prevent your family from experiencing problems from electrical outages that may last several days until the utility can restore power to your neighborhood. The size of your home’s generator will be determined by your family’s power requirements and budget. Your standby generator will typically be fueled by natural gas or propane.

A standby generator activates automatically and starts providing power to your house only a few seconds after utility electricity is cut. Just moments after the utility restores electricity, the unit deactivates by itself, and your home resumes receiving electricity from the grid.

A few of the benefits from ensuring reliable electrical power during summer were previously discussed. The installation of a permanent standby generator is generally a wise investment because your home will rise in resale value. Many professionals are now spending time working from home, so the installation of a unit will help you remain productive even when there is a utility power outage.

Part 2 will discuss Emergency Readiness and Professional Installation.

Electrical Services You Can Trust

Meyer Electrical Services is an authorized Kohler and KOHLER Sales & Service Dealer. We provide custom standby generator installations and are trained and licensed to perform the regularly required important factory service and maintenance.

Founded in 1991 and serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C., where we are licensed and insured, Meyer Electrical Services provides home and commercial electrical services you can trust, including:

  • Standby Generator Installation
  • Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)
  • Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Structured Cabling
  • Circuit Breaker Replacement

Based in Bethesda, our team proudly serves all of Montgomery County. Receive a free consultation for custom electrical work today by calling (301) 941-1400.