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Springtime: The Best Season for a Generator Installation

If you need a new generator or don’t have one and are thinking about making the investment, now is an excellent time to do so. The spring season is usually fairly mild, making generator installation easy. Plus, making the investment now means that you’re prepared for hurricane season, which is merely a month away.

You can give our team a call when you’re ready to schedule generator installation in Madison. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about why now is the time to make the investment in a generator instead of waiting until hurricane season is in full swing. We’re also highlighting the reasons why a whole-house generator is better than a portable model.

A Generator is an Investment

It’s easy to see how much a whole-house generator costs to install and think that it is an expense. But a generator is actually a very smart investment. If you lose power for any reason–hello, hurricane season!–your generator kicks in without a hiccup to power your entire home. You cannot put a price on the peace of mind this investment offers. Plus, a whole-house generator is known to have a long lifespan when it is well-cared for, so you’ll get decades of use out of it.

Potential Savings 

Every time your generator turns on, it saves you in some way–time or money. A whole house generator could easily pay for itself over the years. Let’s just say that the average American family spends around $1,000 on groceries each month. If you have a refrigerator and freezer full of food, your supply can go bad within a mere 24 hours of losing power. 

When a hurricane passes through your area, you will wind up going without power for anywhere from a few hours to a few days or even weeks depending on the severity. And saving doesn’t just apply to the money you spent on food that has the potential to go bad. It’s also about the hassle of going through the steps of cleaning your entire refrigerator and freezer, throwing all of the spoiled food away, and then shopping all over again to restock your home.

Sense of Security

Losing power can really make you feel vulnerable. When you have a whole-house generator, you may not even notice when your power goes out because your generator kicks in right away. A portable generator would require manual setup and a constant replenishment of fuel. Plus, a portable generator is so small that you can only power so much at a time.

This is especially important for families with members at the far ends of the age spectrum. Both younger children and elderly family members require more care. Having a whole-home generator can power important medical devices like oxygen machines, baby monitors, breast pumps, and even C-PAP machines. A generator can also provide power for your security system.

Maintain a Routine

Even when the power is out, life moves on. You may have to report to work even without any power at your home. It can be frustrating to try and get ready for a job when you may not be able to shower with hot water, wash and dry your clothes, or even prepare a proper meal. A whole-house generator can reduce stress as you complete all of these tasks by allowing you to continue with life as normally as possible.

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