With the threat of seasonal storms growing every year, interest in backup generators has never been higher. Home backup generators are an excellent solution for giving your home power during an electrical outage that lasts more than a few hours. If you electricity goes out, a backup generator will kick on automatically, ensuring that your home has plenty of power and that you won’t have to suffer through all trouble other solutions entail. Farnen & Dermer is here with a summary of all the great reasons why backup generators are well worth the investment.
A backup generator can do a whole lot more than just provide you with the comfort of light during a power outage. It can also save you a lot of money during what could prove to be a costly experience. Between food going bad, hotel prices, and the potential damage caused by ruptured plumbing, a backup generator will practically pay for itself during just one outage.
Backup Generator Benefits
If your electricity goes out, there’s simply nothing more reassuring than knowing a backup generator is ready to help. It’s easy to take the comforts power provides us with for granted, but once your home is freezing cold, dark, and unable to provide power to entertainment devices, computers, cell phones and other necessities, you realize just how fortunate you are when they’re all working.
Investing in a standby generator can save you from these costly inconveniences:
- Spoiled food: Power outages almost invariably to spoiled food. If you haven’t suffered through this before, trust us, it’s not worth it. Spoiled food can lead to mold growth inside your refrigerator and, obviously, wastes the hundreds of dollars you spent on it.
- Staying in a Hotel: Staying in a hotel for a night is expensive. Even a single bed could run you upwards of $200, and that’s assuming you can comfortable fit your family into one room, and that hotels haven’t raised their prices during the storm, knowing desperate homeowners will come calling.
- Plumbing Failure: If your basement houses a sump pump, which many do, utility power failure could lead to the pump bursting. The resulting damage, irreparable loss of possessions, and clean-up costs can run in the thousands of dollars. If the outage happens during winter, your pipes could freeze and explode, leading to even more repairs and making your house uninhabitable for a long stretch of time.
Interested in Purchasing a Backup Generator?
At Farnen & Dermer we’re more than happy to talk to you and help you with purchasing a backup generator, as well as provide any additional plumbing, heating, or HVAC information and service. Farnen & Dermer is located in Central Maryland, and we provide service, repair, and maintenance to customers throughout the state. If you have any questions about backup generators or wish to schedule an appointment, call us at (410)-902-0020. You can also use our online contact form. You will be contacted by a member of our support staff within 24 business hours.