Severe weather can take a serious toll on your Columbus, Georgia, home. After a major storm, many residents will find themselves without power, and depending on the amount of damage to the grid, it may take a long time for power to return. This can be a massive disruption to your day-to-day life. If you work from home, it can put your business on hold, or if you work in an office, you have to deal with coming home to an unpleasantly warm or cold home.
A whole-home generator, otherwise known as a standby generator, can make a huge difference in your level of at-home comfort and can help you return to normal after losing power. Here are five reasons why you should consider getting a whole-home generator for your home.
Power can go out just as easily in a summer storm as a winter one. Having a standby generator can help keep the temperature in your home steady, therefore keeping you and your family comfortable if it’s hot and muggy or icy and freezing. Interior comfort can help you return to your everyday life. Lacking temperature control can make it difficult to get ready for your day and difficult to sleep, which can greatly affect your work life.
Besides temperature control, a standby generator can also help you run dehumidifier systems. While the power is out, it’s common for houses to get uncomfortably humid, and high levels of humidity can cause indoor problems like mold while also reducing indoor air quality.
When the power goes out, many families end up losing all the contents of their refrigerators and freezers, which can be a major financial hit. Since their food is ruined and their cooking appliances don’t work, many people resort to eating out for every meal, which can also add up quickly. A standby generator can keep these appliances running, which keeps food cold and allows homeowners to cook their own meals.
Without power, many home security systems stop running altogether. If you use a home alarm system, lacking power will shut this down, leaving your home unprotected while you go about your day. Other systems, like garage doors, are similarly disabled, which can lead to decreased home security.
As temperatures rise or dip, having a standby generator can also add to your home’s safety by preventing temperature-associated health issues. Infants and elderly are particularly prone to health problems related to changing or extreme temperatures.
Lacking power means no internet and no charging of electronic devices. If you run your business out of your home or regularly bring work home to complete, this can pose a major issue. A standby generator can provide power to computers and routers to keep your electronics connected. Of course, if there’s been major damage in the area, you may not be able to connect due to downed cable lines. However, it’s still useful to be able to keep all your devices charged for when the cable comes back on.
There’s a popular misconception that there’s only one major size of standby generators and that buyers don’t have a lot of options or flexibility when buying one. However, that’s not true at all. It’s easier than ever to find a generator that not only fits the size of your house but also the wattage you’ll require.
For example, if you’re okay with only running your refrigerator, well pump, and other basic electrical components, you can easily get away with a 7-kilowatt generator, while families who want to run all of their electrical devices like TVs, air conditioners, desktop computers, et cetera will want to invest in a 48-kilowatt generator. There are sizes in between, of course, which can help you get the generator that best fits your lifestyle and budget.
Standby generators are a reliable way to keep your home powered and comfortable in case of an emergency. If a standby generator seems like something that would fit your lifestyle and budget, give Indoor Solutions Inc a call at 706-225-8241 to set up a consultation today!
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