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Jan 09, 2020
posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.
Winter Weather Report: You Need a Home Generator!
A home generator may not be the most glamorous of product upgrade benefits for your home, but it is one you should think about. Before cold weather sets in, consider how it could help this winter.
Power When the Power Goes Out
A home generator will provide power to your home when the electricity goes out. There are two main kinds of generators. An HVAC technician can wire a whole-house unit directly to the electrical system of your home and starts automatically when your power goes out. It provides electricity to all the appliances in your home. Portable, back-up units, on the other hand, come in a variety of sizes and can power particular appliances, such as refrigerators, computers, and lights during an outage. Both run on propane, natural gas, or gasoline.
Storms, Natural Disasters, and Emergencies
Power goes out for any number of reasons. Winter storms bring ice and snow that can cause downed poles and electrical lines. In severe weather situations, the utility company may cut power due to the danger from downed lines and to make repairs. Broken trees, ice, and severe weather can all contribute to situations where residents might be without power for days and in some extreme cases, even weeks.
General Safety and Well-Being
Some foods spoil after only about 4 hours. A home generator will ensure that you don’t lose the entire contents of your fridge and freezer. It will power lights so that there is no need for open-flame candles. It will enable radios, TVs, and computers so you can remain in contact with family members and hear emergency notifications.
As you consider product upgrade benefits this winter, call the experts at your local McCall’s Supply. We have the products and services you need to make the best decisions for your home.