Blogs from August, 2021

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Why Your Home Needs a Backup Generator

Electricity has become a staple in our lives — so much so that we often don’t think what life would be like without it. That’s why a blackout or power outage can be so distressing, even if just for a short time. You never know when the next storm will hit and whether or not your house will be affected, which is why a backup generator would be a great addition to your home.

Peace of Mind During an Outage

When you have a power outage, whether caused by a storm, maintenance, or some other event, it’s not as simple as lighting a few candles and waiting it out. You have a refrigerator and freezer full of food. You may be keeping medications chilled in the refrigerator. You may have your heating or cooling system running. You may have medical devices hooked up by electricity.

All of these elements are crucial to everyday living and can be put at risk if you don’t have a plan in place for when the power goes out. A home generator will click on automatically when the lights go out, so you will only have minimal, if any, interruption to your normal electrical needs.

Portable Generators are More Work for Less

A lot of homeowners choose to have a portable generator on hand in case of a power outage. These devices have their place and can be effective in an emergency, but shouldn’t be relied on to power your whole home.

Since they don’t have weather protection, they need to be stored in a protected area. Then, if you need it, you need to pull it out of storage, make sure it has fuel, and hook it up to your electrical panel. This could all be happening while a storm is raging or it’s dark outside. Consumer Reports recommends whole-home generators for their power capabilities and ease of use over portable ones. A standby generator requires almost no work from you, aside from the occasional maintenance.

Depend on Us for Your Home Power

For all your generator and home electrical needs, go with the team at Sylvester Electric, Inc.. Our expert electricians are here to help keep your home functioning well and safe. Contact us today at (978) 910-0021 to learn more about how we can help you.