Benefits of Having a Standby Generator

When the power goes off in your home, it can interrupt everything from your work to your relaxation, be ready with a backup generator. Don’t let the power outage keep you from being able to do basic things like warm up your dinner or take a warm shower. Having a backup generator can be a game changer. 

While there are many different kinds of generators, a whole house generator, also known as a standby generator is the type we recommend if you want to be able to power your house just like normal during a power outage. Here are the top 5 benefits of having a standby generator for your home.


1. You’ll Always Have Power for Essential Devices with your generator 

Power outages are inconvenient for everyone. But if you have medical equipment that you rely on that is dependent on your electricity such as a chair lift, power wheelchair, or sleep apnea device, you can’t afford to have a lack of power. You also don’t want the food in your refrigerator to go bad or to not be able to use your kitchen to cook meals. With a generator, you’ll always be able to power these essential appliances. 

2. You Won’t Have Power Interruptions

If you’re working from home or even trying to get chores done around the house, power interruptions can be a problem. When you have a standby generator, the transfer of power from your electrical service to your power backup will be nearly instantaneous. Your generator will enable you to keep doing what you were doing without missing a beat. 

3. You Can Protect Your Home

A power outage can be dangerous for your home. Mint Hill, NC and surrounding areas may not be the arctic, but temperatures can still get below freezing in the dead of winter. You don’t want your pipes freezing up because your HVAC system isn’t working. Many other safety devices don’t work during a power outage such as sump pumps. Electricians from GB Electrical Services can help you choose the generator that you need to power all of your appliances.

4. You Can Keep Your Family Comfortable with a generator installed

Whether the power goes out in the summer or the winter, if you aren’t able to run your heater or AC, your house can quickly start to get uncomfortable. With a generator installation, electricians can help keep you stay warm in winter and cool in summer even during a power outage.

5. You Don’t Have to Depend on Your Power Company

Being dependent on your utility company for electrical service can sometimes be a major problem. If the power is off for hours or even days at a time, you will feel at the mercy of the power company. Generators help you to have power on your own terms even during an emergency. 

A Guide to Choosing the Right Backup Generator for Your Home

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If a generator installation is something you need for your home, you can have our electricians from GB Electrical Services come and install one for you. Having power backup can be incredibly helpful no matter where you live for storms, accidents, and anything else that can knock out your power. Call us today for more information!