We love our homes and try hard to ensure we are prepared in the event of a natural disaster. Severe weather events happen frequently in Maryland during the summer months. Our state averages a thunderstorm once every five days during July and August. We also get about three tornadoes a year, mostly from May to July. Occasionally we must deal with the effects of hurricanes.
A summer thunderstorm can strike any time and take down power lines near your home. Fortunately, your family won’t be sitting in the darkness without air conditioning during the hottest time of the year if you are prepared with a home standby generator. In addition, refrigerated food and beverages won’t spoil. Loved ones who depend on medical or mobility devices requiring electricity also won’t be in danger or inconvenienced.
Standby Generator Basics
Providing electrical power during emergencies year-round, a standby generator can prevent your family from experiencing power outages that can last several days or longer. Its size will be determined by your power needs and budget, and it will typically be fueled with natural gas or propane.
Only seconds after utility power is cut, the standby generator will automatically activate and begin providing electricity to your home. Once utility power is restored, the standby generator automatically deactivates itself, and your home resumes receiving power from the grid.
Some of the advantages of having reliable electrical power were mentioned above, and so installing a permanent standby generator is a smart investment. Your home will also increase its resale value. It may also be the case you are now working a lot from your home because of the pandemic, so a unit will ensure you maintain your productivity year round.
Part 2 will cover Preparedness for Emergencies and Professional Installation.
Electrical Services You Can Trust
Meyer Electrical Services is an authorized Generac 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.