A generator may seem like one of those things that would be nice to have, but isn’t all that necessary for the average homeowner. Well, that might be true in some areas of the country, but it isn’t true out here. If you want to keep your lights on in Birmingham, it’s not a bad idea at all to have a generator installed in your home.
In fact, we’d go so far to say that it’s preferable to not having one. The following are just three of the many reasons why you should consider installing a whole house generator in your home this year.
The Power Infrastructure is Crumbling
We wish we could tell you otherwise, but the fact of the matter is that power grids across the country are falling into disrepair. There isn’t enough money being put into them to cope with their upkeep, never mind expanding to meet the rising demand. Until that situation changes, blackouts are going to become more and more common. You don’t need something like a heavy storm to knock out the power; it can come at any time. During the summer, even too many people running their AC’s at once could lead to a blackout. While we’re on the topic of storms, though…
Storm Season is No Joke
Hurricanes, tornadoes—Alabama has got it all when it comes to storm season. You probably already have a plan in place when it comes to dealing with the high winds and rainfall that those storms can throw at you. Do you have a plan for what to do if the power goes out for a week or more? If not, you should talk to a professional about installing a generator on your property. Having the power out for a few hours may not be that big of a deal, but a major weather event can knock out the electricity for a lot longer than that. Having a generator on hand if you need it can give you some peace of mind on that front.
It’s Honestly Just a Lot More Convenient
Something doesn’t need to be a matter of life and death to be worth doing. Maybe you already have a small standby generator in your garage or something, in-case of emergencies. Those kinds of systems are okay in a pinch, but they’re not the kind of thing you’re going to want to rely on for an extended period of time. A whole house generator not only generates a lot more power, but turns on automatically when it’s needed, as well. You don’t have to go to the trouble of keeping the system filled up with gas, or going outside in inclement weather to get it started. Just have it installed by a professional you trust, and it’ll be there for you when you need it.
Douglas Cooling & Heating offers whole home generator services in Birmingham, AL. If you need to have a whole house generator installed or serviced in your home, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.