Winter may not be here officially, but the temperatures certainly have dropped enough to signal that it is well on its way. Over the years, we’ve heard countless news stories about homes and families in the Midwest and on the east coast losing power for days, due to inclement weather taking out power lines.
When these events happen, crews work tirelessly to restore power, however they can only work so fast and sometimes the weather simply does not allow for power to get back up as quickly as we would like it to. This leaves homeowners stranded without heat, refrigeration, or the use of other appliances in their homes—that is, unless they have a backup generator. Keep reading to discover 4 reasons why it’s a great idea for you to have a whole-house generator installed.
Even most natural gas heating systems today require an electric ignition, at least. This means that no matter what type of heating system you have in your home, a power outage can very easily take out your heating system. This will leave you dealing with chilly temperatures with no defense.
Do you have any members of your household who depend on an electrically-powered device for a medical condition? It may be an oxygen breather or some other important piece of machinery. If so, then a generator can literally be a life-saver. If you need electricity for medical reasons, you should absolutely not wait on having a generator installed.
Portable generators are simply not sufficient enough to get the job done. They may be great for camping or to keep in your vehicle in case of emergency. However, they just aren’t designed to power an entire home, and won’t last very long. You may wear out a portable generator in just a few hours, whereas a whole-house system can get you through days.
4. Peace of Mind
Though this may be an intangible benefit, it’s still a huge advantage. Even if you don’t face a significant power outage this winter or even the next, you’ll have the relief of knowing that you are well-prepared in case one does occur.
To schedule your Coeur D’Alene, ID whole house generator installation today, just reach out to ACI Northwest. We’re here to help with all of your home comfort needs or concerns.