Power outages are inevitable because bad weather can happen anywhere and at any time. However, not having electricity, even for a short period of time, can make your home uncomfortable and can create bigger problems than spoiled food. Standby generators are a great option because they allow you to continue to use your electricity even when the power is out. This means that your lights, kitchen appliances, heating and cooling systems, and even your computer and television can continue to work throughout an unfortunate power outage.
Keep a Comfortable Temperature
Air conditioning and heating rely on electricity to function; standby generators help to keep these systems running when there is a power interruption. This is especially important when the temperature outside is very hot or cold. When the weather is very cold, there is the risk for issues like frozen pipes, which can burst and flood your home, leading to costly home repairs. Preventing extreme temperatures in your home is also important for health reasons—extremely hot temperatures can lead to heat stroke, while extremely cold temperatures can lead to frostbite, asthma attacks, and even hypothermia. Outside of these extreme temperatures, a standby generator can still help to keep your home comfortable.
Keep Your Basement Clean
If you have a sump pump, it most likely relies on electricity; if the power goes out, your pump can back up and cause flooding. A basement flood can cause significant damage, including damage to the walls, floor and furniture, as well as mold growth. Standby generators keep this system running, reducing the risk of flooding.
Keep Your Food Fresh
Your freezer and refrigerator keep your food at a safe temperature so that you can eat safely. However, these appliances need electricity and without it, your food can spoil. Being without electricity for just 48 hours can lead to losing several hundred dollars in food items and drinks. Use your generator to keep these appliances running and your food safe and edible.
Maintain Home Security
Home security systems typically run on electricity and a backup battery. However, backup batteries run out relatively quickly, leaving your home vulnerable to predators during a prolonged power outage. A standby generator can keep your security system running when the power is out, keeping you and your family safe.
Keep Your Modern Conveniences
Modern conveniences can make a huge difference to your quality of life when the power goes out. For example, if you have children, you may want to keep them entertained with cartoons or a movie—this requires electricity. You can also use a generator to keep your computer running so that you do not fall behind with things like work and school.
Trust in PFO
Standby generators help to keep your family safe, comfortable, and happy when the power goes out. It will also save your food and save you money. These generators work for all types of homes, so you can easily find one that will keep your electricity going without interruption.
Princeton Fuel is the area’s leader in providing inexpensive, reliable and safe generators, heating oil and HVAC solutions—giving your home and business ultimate comfort all year long.