Standby Generator,Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Why Your Home Needs a Standby Generator for Winter – Part 1

Severe winter storms regularly take down power lines and cut electricity. When electrically related problems happen during the colder months, they can have a greater impact on your home and family. When temperatures are freezing, losing power can not only be inconvenient, it can be dangerous.

A power outage can result in heating and lighting loss, spoiled food, damaged plumbing, a flooded basement, and loss of your security system. When electricity is lost and temperatures are low, it won’t take long for a home to be unhealthy without heating. Fortunately, a standby generator can help you prevent all of the above.

Even if you are away and power from the utility is lost, a standby generator can still provide electricity to your home. It will be installed with permanent wiring that runs through an ATS (automatic transfer switch). It will turn on automatically within seconds once it detects utility power has been lost.

In contrast to a portable generator, a homeowner won’t have to worry at all about fuel storage, going outside in bad weather to refuel, or breathe poisonous exhaust fumes. Running on propane or natural gas, a standby generator can be connected to the existing gas line of a home.

No matter the winter weather condition, a standby generator will keep the most important appliances, such as the HVAC unit, refrigerator, and furnace running. A standby generator will help keep you and your family warm and safe.

Part 2 will discuss the top benefits of getting a standby generator.

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.