Why You Absolutely Need a Whole-House Generator for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season 2020 could be one for the books. Forecasters predict above-average storm activity with as many as 19 named storms on the horizon, 10 of which could become full-blown hurricanes. A typical year brings about six hurricanes. In other words, it’s time to batten down the hatches. The strong winds can easily knock down a power line, which could leave you without electricity for days.

Here’s why you absolutely need a whole-house generator.

Convenience

A backup generator is wired directly to your home’s existing electrical panel, which means you won’t need to start it up. The unit automatically turns on in the event of an electrical outage and powers down when the grid returns.

If it’s connected to a natural gas line, you won’t have to bother refueling it. That means reliable power while you ride out the storm.

Prevents Food from Spoiling

During a storm, the last thing you want is for your food to spoil. When a whole-home generator kicks on, you’ll never have to worry about this problem. The refrigerator and freezer will have a reliable source of power, as will all of your major appliances.

Safety

Many people have portable generators at home. Unfortunately, these types of generators aren’t nearly as safe. Because portable units produce gasoline fumes, they must be kept at least 20 feet away from your home. Carbon monoxide poisoning becomes a real possibility. They also require a manual start-up and must be refueled. It’s also difficult to protect portable generators from the rain. On the other hand, whole-home generators are built to withstand adverse weather.

Stay Informed

Without a disruption in your television or radio service, you’ll be able to stay up to date on important weather bulletins. You can also continue to power your devices and remain in contact with loved ones.

Comfort and Security

A whole-home generator is a must for family members who need to power medical devices. You’ll also be able to keep your AC running, making life at home a lot more comfortable.

Guaranteed Service is Monroe Township’s whole-house generator team. We’re happy to discuss your electrical needs and select the right generator for your home. To schedule an appointment, call (732) 412-1134.