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3 Reasons Why You Need a Backup Generator for Your Home

Power outages can cause a variety of issues within your home while disrupting your daily routine, especially if the outage lasts for several hours or days. While a detailed safety plan can help to mitigate the effects of a power outage, this may not be enough if you work from home or live in an extremely hot or cold area. As a leading provider of complete residential electrical services, the team at Expert Electric knows how difficult prolonged power outages can be. That is why we have compiled a list of 3 reasons why you need a backup generator for your home to demonstrate how they can protect your home until power is restored.

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Why Should You Install a Backup Generator for Your Home?

Backup generators offer a variety of benefits for homes of all sizes. With a backup generator, you can:

1. Maintain Comfort in Your Home

If it is extremely hot or cold outside, the last thing you want is to have an inoperable heating or cooling system. While a short power outage is manageable, prolonged outages can make your home extremely uncomfortable or even unsafe to be in. With a backup generator, you can ensure that your heating and cooling systems always have the power they need to keep your home comfortable. A backup generator will also allow you to keep your lights on, keeping your home safe during the night while eliminating the need for various emergency lights and flashlights.

2. Preserve Your Food

Outages beyond 4 hours can compromise the safety of your food even if you do not open your fridge or freezer. This is because harmful bacteria begins to multiply at a rapid rate after temperatures rise above 4.4°C, which is the temperature most refrigerators reach after 4 hours. After a power outage, you will likely need to throw away hundreds of dollars worth of food. A backup generator can keep your refrigerator, freezer, and other appliances running through an outage, ensuring that your food stays safe and fresh.

3. Continue Working from Home

As many people continue to work from their home offices, it is more important than ever to ensure that you have a steady and reliable source of power for your equipment. If you lose power, you will not be able to use your desktop or access remote files with your laptop as your wireless modem will not be functioning. While you may be able to use your phone as a wireless hot spot, this is only a temporary fix. Installing a backup generator will ensure that you can always get the job done even during an outage.

To learn more about our backup generator installation services or other residential electrical solutions, get in touch with the team at Expert Electric. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or products.