Written by Walt Meyer

Importance of Having a Standby Generator for Summer

Summer heat can be unbearable, especially when it’s really humid outside. Having strong air conditioning will make life more comfortable, but there will be times when it will stop working if utility power is cut. This is when an home standby generator comes into play.

A working HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) unit is essential year round, especially in Maryland, and a generator will help ensure it will be working every day. The following will discuss why having a standby generator unit installed is so important during the summer.

Summer’s Severe Weather

Although winter delivers freezing cold and snow, summers can also bring severe weather conditions. Our state deals with the weather systems of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland experiences hurricanes, tropical storms, and even tornadoes, and the rough weather usually starts around May. Spring and summer often bring large thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rains, and occasional flooding, which can cut electrical power from the utility.

Summer Installation

Since power outages are as likely to happen during the summer, it makes sense to consider an installation during this season. The digging necessary for an installation will be easier during the warmer months than in the winter, when the ground will be much firmer.

A power outage can last several days as utility crews have to deal with fallen trees and debris brought down by a storm. Having a generator is crucial as it will automatically activate only seconds after electricity from the utility is lost.

Other Summer Benefits

The electricity provided by a generator during an outage will ensure your family will have the essentials that keep them safe and comfortable. Food, beverages, and medicine will stay preserved in a refrigerator. Lighting will help keep everyone safe as they move around at night. Motion activated lighting outside will stay powered for security. Seniors who depend on medical and mobility devices can continue relying on them.

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.