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    Jan 17, 2015

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    How Do I Know If I Need a Backup Generator for My Home?

    How Do I Know If I Need a Backup Generator for My Home?

    Are you a homeowner wondering about the real product upgrade benefits of a backup generator?

    Benefits of Backup Generator

    If you’ve recently upgraded your HVAC system or other mechanicals in your home, or are considering doing so, you might have product upgrade benefits on your mind. One of the most popular and most important upgrades to your home could be a backup generator. But do you really need one? Here’s how to decide.

    What Is a Backup Generator?

    A backup generator is installed outside your home and is wired into your home’s electrical system. Should the power go out, a home generator would power your HVAC, appliances, lighting, and other necessities in your home.

    What Are the Benefits?

    The primary product upgrade benefit from a backup generator is peace of mind. Knowing that your home and your family will be safe during a storm or blackout is invaluable. Additionally, these benefits can help you decide if a generator is right for you:

    • Protection: If the power grid is down, a generator means you’re protected from loss of power in your home. A major storm can take out the power in your area for hours or even days. With a generator, you can still have power in your home without waiting for the utility company to get the grid back online.
    • Safety: Don’t lose the functionality of your security system. If the power’s out, so is your security system. A generator would keep your system powered and your connection to aid or help at your fingertips, should you need it.
    • Comfort: Whether it’s summer or winter, a power outage can mean a lot of uncomfortable days and nights. A generator allows your HVAC to keep working regardless of what’s happening outside. It also allows you to continue to use your appliances to cook and otherwise maintain your daily routine. And you won’t have to worry about throwing out a refrigerator full of spoiled food, because the generator will keep your refrigerator powered up as well.

    Whether you’re upgrading an old home or planning to build a new one, including a backup generator is an upgrade with plenty of benefits.

    For more information on the product upgrade benefits of a backup home generator, find the McCall's dealer nearest you.

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