Backup Generator Power Bethesda
Written by Walt Meyer

Great Reasons for Having a Standby Generator in Winter

You may be a homeowner reading this around Labor Day, but Old Man Winter will inevitably be rapping on the doors and windows of your home in a few months. Now is the time to prepare. Why wait until ice and high winds knock down utility lines in your area?  Be truly prepared for winter by installing a standby generator to provide backup electrical power when it will be most needed. The following discusses several great reasons why you should invest in a standby generator for winter.

Appliances & Devices

It becomes clear to homeowners and restaurant owners during a power outage that perhaps the most important appliance is the refrigerator, where perishable food is kept. Devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers may also be used to control systems within premises and must remain powered. The continuing functioning of medical equipment and security systems may also be crucial for health and safety.


You may be operating a small shop or working as an independent contractor from a home office. To prevent loss of time and revenue, it is crucial to have a reliable source of power at all times to ensure the continued function of your business.


As a home or business owner, you need to have a dependable heating services company in case your system becomes faulty. However, their technicians will be unable to help if electricity from the utility is cut off. A standby generator may actually save lives by maintaining a comfortable interior temperature during freezing weather.


Maintaining lighting inside a home or office is important for basic safety. Darkness makes interiors very hazardous, especially for seniors and young children. A standby generator will continue to provide lighting during a utility power outage.

Sump Pump

When electrical power is cut during a winter storm, a home’s sump pump becomes inoperable, resulting in your basement filling up with water. A standby generator will prevent flooding and expensive water damage.

Electrical Services You Can Trust

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

If you already have a Kohler 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 Kohler Standby Generators today by calling (301) 941-1400.