Installation,Meyer Electrical Services Inc.
Written by Walt Meyer

Why Homeowners Should Install a Standby Generator

Installing a standby generator ensures your family and home will be prepared for severe winter weather that can cut power. Autumn gives you time before freezing temperatures make the ground tougher to excavate for the generator’s foundation. The following will cover more important reasons for installing a standby generator during the fall months.

Automatically Turns On

Ordinary people would struggle if they had to turn on a standby generator during a snow storm or in the middle of the night without power. You would have to do this if you had a portable generator. A permanently installed residential standby generator will be directly wired into the electrical panel by a licensed electrician. It will automatically activate the moment electricity from the utility is cut off.

Communications Stay Open

Your cell phone and most home phones rely on power to keep running. Although their rechargeable batteries may have been fully charged when power is lost, they will eventually run down, and you won’t be able to communicate in the event of an emergency. A standby generator will keep your communications devices running, and you can call first responders if necessary.

Essentials for Living Stay Powered

Every homeowner who can afford a standby generator should strongly consider having one installed, especially in a region that experiences severe weather like hurricanes or blizzards. Life’s essentials like lighting, refrigeration, heating, ventilation, and cooling will continue to run with a standby generator even if you lose utility power. Your family can continue living normally, and you won’t have to evacuate and pay for a hotel.

Security & Safety

When there is a power outage, homes without emergency power will go dark, and their security and safety will be compromised. It becomes more dangerous for residents when electricity is lost for long periods. A residential standby generator will keep the lights on both inside and outside your home. Regular lighting in the interior will let potential intruders know that someone is home. Motion activated lighting outside will help keep burglars at bay during nighttime.

Electrical Services You Can Trust

Meyer Electrical Services is an authorized Generac 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.