Is investing in a generator a good idea? Living in the south, we know the weather is often unpredictable, and loss of power can happen anytime there’s a storm. But do you really need a generator? Check out some reasons investing in a generator might be worth it.
Safety and Security
When the power goes out, it’s more than just the lights that won’t work. If you lose power, you also lose connection to your security system, your ability to charge your electronics, and potentially any connection to cellular or Wi-Fi service. Even more important than those items is losing the ability to stay cool in the summer or warm in the winter. While most people can adapt to a hot or cold house, elderly individuals, babies and small children, and those with health issues could suffer without heat and air conditioning.
Health and Safety
You can’t risk not having power if you or a family member rely on electricity to run medical devices, such as oxygen concentrators, nebulizers, chair lifts, CPAP, ventilators, or other healthcare devices.
Food and Water
When the power goes out and the refrigerator and freezer stop working, it can be more than an inconvenience. It can be downright dangerous. Spoiled food can cause illness, it can be costly to replace what’s lost, and it can lead to hunger, especially if there isn’t access to other resources. Additionally, electricity often runs well water. Without it, you could lose access to fresh water. You can avoid all of the above issues and scenarios if you have a generator. The investment will pay off time and time again anytime the power goes out. To find out more about how to incorporate a generator into your home, contact McCall’s Supply, Inc.