Winter is in full swing here in Indiana, and you’ve probably got a pretty long to-do list. Holiday shopping, preparing your home for winter, and keeping up with the daily tasks – the holidays are such a busy time. Preparing for the season, however, can be a lot easier with the help of a backup generator.
A backup generator can help keep your home safe and secure all winter long. Here’s how.
Powers heating systems during winter storms
Winter storms can knock out power in an instant, and thanks to snow and ice, it can sometimes be difficult to restore. An hour with no heat during severe weather may not be a big deal, but what kind of impact would a full night with no heat have on your family? Would you have to arrange to stay somewhere else?
A backup generator will automatically restore power to your home, keeping your heat working no matter the outside conditions.
Keep lights on during shorter daylight hours
Our short days are certainly getting shorter this time of year, and the lack of sunlight means we need to have more lights on in our homes. Without backup power, a power outage would keep us in the dark for hours. However, a backup generator will allow us to use any lights and appliances we choose. From helping the kids finish homework, to allowing us to cook a hot meal, and keeping the night lights on after bedtime – your backup generator helps keep your household running smoothly.
Protects your home from power surges
Power surges aren’t uncommon, but they can be very damaging for electronics and even become a fire hazard. Power surges are often caused by power outages. A power surge is a spike in the home’s electrical current, which can happen when the power is cut off and abruptly back on. A backup generator instantly and automatically kicks on when the power goes off, helping to prevent damage from power surges.
Keeps food from spoiling
Important appliances like the refrigerator and freezer require constant power to prevent food from spoiling. When the power goes out, the clock starts ticking, even if the fridge stays closed. A backup generator can provide power to the refrigerator and freezer, preventing it from spoiling, so you don’t have to throw out an entire fridge of food. Especially during this busy season, that’s important!
Protects your home while you’re on vacation
The holidays are a popular time for travel, and of course we want our homes to be safe while we’re gone. During a power outage, homes can be vulnerable to damage. For example, a home that uses a sump pump could be in danger of flooding during a power outage, especially with no one home to monitor the water level. A security system without electricity would also be unable to do its job, leaving the home unmonitored and unsecured.
Installing a backup generator ensures your home stays safe during a power outage. A backup generator will automatically provide power to the home when utilities are down, keeping your home secure. Many generator manufacturers even have apps that will alert the homeowner when the generator turns on, so even if you’re not home, you’ll know your home is safe.
How Midwest Generator Solutions can help you
At Midwest Generator Solutions, we are committed to helping our clients find the right backup generators to meet their needs. We know you want to do everything you can to keep your home and your loved ones safe, especially during such a special time of year. A backup generator installation will help you year-round during extreme weather, power outages, and emergencies. At Midwest Generator Solutions, we provide a range of top-notch generator services. We’ll help make sure your equipment is ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.
Give us a call today to schedule your installation!