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Written by Walt Meyer

Advantages of Installing a Backup Generator Before Summer

Summer means nicer weather, but power outages can occur frequently during the season. The East Coast hurricane season regularly brings very strong storms with high winds every year, bringing down power lines. There is also a higher demand for electricity during summer because of greater air conditioning use, and this may cause rolling blackouts and brownouts in places where utilities cannot cope.

An emergency backup generator can provide electricity during power outages by being powered by natural gas or liquid propane. Spring is an ideal time to get one installed to prevent the problems power outages can cause during the warmer months. The following lists the advantages you will get from installing a backup generator.

Food Staying Cold

For power outages lasting less than four hours, the food in the freezer of a refrigerator will begin thawing. For outages longer than four hours, food, milk, and juices will begin spoiling in a refrigerator. This process is sped up during the hot days of summer. This is wasteful and will cost you money and time by being forced to go to the store to replace the spoiled items. A backup generator will be able to prevent spoilage because it will begin running a few seconds after electricity from the utility is cut.

People Keeping Cool

Electrical power demands go up during the summer because of increased air conditioning use due to hot and humid weather. It would be quite unpleasant for you and your family if you lose air conditioning during a sweltering long holiday weekend. If it goes too long, people who are ill or elderly will have to check into a hotel. Installing a backup generator in time for summer will prevent this expense and inconvenience.

Sump Pump Pumping

Hurricane season can bring very strong storms that cause major flooding. Unfortunately, the same storms can also cut power. When this happens, the sump pumps in homes can’t run to prevent water damage. A backup generator would keep the sump pump pumping.

Electrical Services You Can Trust

Meyer Electrical Services is an authorized Generac and KOHLER Sales &
Service Dealer serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. We provide custom standby generator installations and are trained and licensed to perform the regularly required important factory service and maintenance. Receive a free consultation today by calling (301) 941-1400.