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    Feb 13, 2020

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    Don’t Get Stuck in the Cold: Reasons to Invest in a Generator Now

    Don’t Get Stuck in the Cold: Reasons to Invest in a Generator Now
    three expert tips

    One of the general HVAC questions many homeowners ask is whether they need to have a generator. There are many reasons to consider investing in one now.

    Wintertime in the southeast has the potential to bring devastating ice storms. With them comes broken trees and downed electrical poles. And the weather often makes roads impassable and causes power outages that can last for days or even weeks, which is why a generator should be on your to-do list.

    Safer at Home

    When a storm hits, your family feels safer at home. But even an oil-fired furnace requires electricity to run – and who wants to be stuck in the cold and the dark?

    A generator will protect the food in your fridge, allow you to charge your phone, power the internet, and provide light. Even if a power outage goes on for days, your family can stay safe and snug in the relative comfort of home.

    Lots of Variety

    When considering a generator, there are many things to take into account. Generators come in a variety of sizes.

    Stationery generators kick in seconds after your main electrical supply goes out and provide a nearly seamless transfer of power. They can provide electricity to your entire house and typically require professional installation.

    Portable generators are smaller and you can move them around based on need, but require starting and use propane or gas to operate.

    Don’t Wait Until You Need It

    Don’t wait until a storm threatens your safety to buy your standby generator. That is when they are in short supply and sell out fast. Buy it now and have it ready to go when you need it. The peace of mind for you and your family is well worth it.

    Don’t wait until you are stuck in the cold. Contact your local McCall’s Supply dealer today to discuss your generator options and any of your general HVAC questions with one of our experts.

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