Written by Walt Meyer

Be Prepared by Installing a Standby Generator This Summer – Part 2

As covered in Part 1, we love our homes and devote ourselves to ensuring that we are prepared in the event of a natural disaster. Severe weather events happen frequently in Maryland during the summer months. Part 2 will cover Preparedness for Emergencies and Professional Installation.

Preparedness for Emergencies

Emergency preparedness means having a plan and an emergency kit ready in the event of a natural or manmade disaster. The plan should also include being prepared for power outages. You are probably aware that some outages are caused by utilities performing maintenance or due to faulty systems. However, most power outages are caused by severe weather events.

Every summer Maryland experiences severe thunderstorms, and they typically occur during the afternoon and evening. However, they can also happen throughout the year and any time of the day. In contrast to hurricanes and winter storms, the effects of thunderstorms are concentrated in smaller areas, but they are quite dangerous.

Each thunderstorm generates lightning strikes, which cause more deaths than tornadoes. Severe thunderstorms can cause flash floods, hail, winds exceeding 58 miles per hour, and even tornadoes. Often appearing without warning, a thunderstorm can cause major property damage and power outages.

Maintaining comfort and promoting safety, a permanent standby generator installed at your home will provide electricity during a power outage to the key items below:

  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) unit
  • Electrical circuits and lighting
  • Major appliances such as electric stoves, refrigerators, and microwaves
  • Security systems
  • Sump and well pumps

Professional Installation

When you decide to install a standby generator, the first step is consulting with a local licensed electrician who is very experienced in installing home units. This professional will advise you every step of the way, from properly selecting the generator and installing the unit. In addition, your installation will meet your family’s electrical needs during power outages and comply with safety regulations and local code.

Electrical Services You Can Trust

Meyer Electrical Services is an authorized Kohler 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.