How Generators Could Benefit You

How Generators Could Benefit You

Do you live in an area where large amounts of snow could be a potential threat, with power outages being highly likely? Or you may live near an area prone to hurricanes, tornadoes or wind and hail. If you are in a danger zone of your power going out due to a storm, then a generator could be a lifesaver for you and your family. It makes a difference how you are affected by power outages when deciding whether to get a generator or not. If you have ever lost a whole refrigerator full of groceries, had pipes freeze and break due to no hot water, or were not able to shower for days on end due to no power, it may be time to consider a generator.

Having a permanent generator allows you to be able to function like normal in your home, even when your neighbors will be out of power. These generators run off of either propane or natural gas and can have the power to your home restored within minutes of it going out due to natural causes. Permanent generators are also a good idea for businesses to have, in the event that the power may go out while they are trying to conduct business.

While the price tag on a permanent generator is large, if you are prone to power outages, it may be worth your money. You will need a trusted electrician to install this permanent generator at your home, and you will also need to notify your local utility company. An electrician could give you even more information on the safety of using a generator for a home, and your electric company may have ways to help you currently save on your power bill that would also be tips to help during a power outage when you are relying on your back up generator.

Portable generators are a cheaper option to go with; however they will not run at the force of a permanent generator. You should always be conscious of the amount of electrical
sources you have plugged into the outlets and be sure to eliminate those that are not needed, such as lamps or television sets that may not be turned on. These are generally ran off of gasoline, so it is recommended to have carbon monoxide detectors installed in homes that are planning to use a portable generator just to be on the safe side. If you are able to contain the amount of energy that you use in your home, then a portable generator could be worth the money that you would save with a permanent one.

 

Gerard Electric has the knowledge and experience to help when you need assistance with generators in Iowa City. Learn more about them at Gerardelectric.com.

    

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