Electrician, Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Benefits of Installing a Standby Generator

Spring can bring severe weather that can wreak havoc on electrical systems in your area. A long power outage not only means inconvenience, but it can also cost you money.

Many of us either have a home-based company or work remotely for an employer. Staying in business or keeping up with job assignments requires a constant flow of electricity.

If you want to be prepared for power outages, your home needs an automatic standby generator installed on your property. The following discusses the benefits you’ll get.

Benefits of a Standby Generator

Maintains Comfort – Staying cool during a heat wave or keeping warm when it’s cold outside is possible during a power outage if you have electricity. A standby generator will automatically activate within seconds after detecting power was cut from the utility.

Preserve Food & Beverages – A major inconvenience from a power outage is food spoilage. Many homes now have several refrigerators to keep food and beverages fresh. When electricity is cut, staples like meat, milk, and vegetables will spoil and go to waste.

Prevents Basement Flooding & Frozen Pipes – No power means your sump pump will stop working. This means your basement can flood during a storm. Having a steady supply of electricity is also needed to keep your house warm during very cold days, preventing water from freezing in pipes.

Protects From Power Surges – Power interruptions may result in sudden surges of electricity. This may cause damage to expensive electronics, including televisions, computers, and music systems.

Takes Care of Medical Needs – Many households include an elderly resident using medical equipment which requires electricity. The types of equipment include ventilators, oxygen tanks, wheelchairs, and hospital beds. Some types of medication also require refrigeration to remain effective.

Electrical Services You Can Trust

Meyer Electrical Services is a Certified Generac Generator Dealer serving Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. We provide custom Generac installations and are trained and licensed to perform the regularly required important factory service and maintenance for your generator.

If you already have a Generac Standby Generator, ask Walt Meyer about adding a Mobile Link. This application will let you view important details about your generator from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Receive a free consultation regarding Generac Standby Generators today by calling (301) 941-1400.