During spring, the world is full of promise of new things and new beginnings. Everything seems to be in pristine condition, and even old things seem to have a different sparkle. So, it’s no big surprise that the harshness of winter and all the inconveniences that come with it, especially the blizzards and power outages, can sometimes seem like nothing but a foggy memory. However, there is no better time to prepare for next winter by installing a generator. Check out our recent post, “Be Prepared for Power Outages With a Generator” for more information.
Dig in the Spring
Maybe you’re wondering why you should install a generator in the spring? Having a backup electrical power source is essential for comfort and safety, especially during winter. One of the most important steps in installing a generator is making sure it has a snug and safe place away from the house—this usually means that one would have to dig a hole so that it has a natural “ground” and connect it to the house via a tunnel so that there will be access to it when the snows prevent anyone from going outside. In spring, any digging involved is faster and much easier.
The weather is more stable in the spring and permits longer hours for installation, making it a generally smoother process. Most people only think of installing a generator in fall or in winter, when the days are short and the weather can turn nasty very quickly; this can turn just a few days’ work into a matter of weeks. Also, in spring, most shops are open longer, so any last-minute purchases (for that extra meter of electrical cord or that last bit of insulation for the wall), deliveries, or service jobs will not have to wait for tomorrow.
Cost and Effort-Efficient
Finally, since installing a generator in spring is just about the last thing on everyone else’s mind, this means that one can avoid the long lines and waiting times that often happen in the fall and winter when everyone is rushing to prepare. Also, most of the specific parts that one may need for the installation are more likely to be available since there are not any competitors in the market yet—stores don’t start running low on stock until the pre-winter frenzy hits. There is also the advantage of spring sales and discount packages that many winter supply companies have, so not only will the hassle of the winter rush be avoided, but it’s even possible to save some money in the process!
Trust in PFO
Installing a generator in spring means spending the winter snug and safe in the house, ready for anything…including a black out. 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.