Generators – Do You Want to Weather the Storm Without One?
Simply put, in the event of a power outage, a standby generator can be a lifesaver, literally. Aside from the comfort and conveniences you are accustom to, it helps keep essential home health apparatuses functional, such as an oxygen machine.
It is something each home should have. That being said, there are some thing that you should know about before adding this type of system to your own household.
Generators and Their Numerous Benefits
Wichita Falls can get a wide variety of storms; from snow in the winter and torrential downpours in the spring, it means a risk of power loss. We won’t even get into the ongoing threat of tornadoes the area faces. All of this means an elevated threat of an outage – will you be prepared?
Let’s face the fact that even a power outage that lasts a few hours can make things seriously uncomfortable, for you and your entire family. As previously touched upon, it is also bad news for anyone in your household that is dependent on medical equipment.
When conditions mean the power will be out for days, things can seem bleak. The outside weather can make the temperature inside your home unbearable. Food spoils, mold grows and you run out of ways to keep the kids entertained – real quick.
It is important to get the right size, though. To do that, simply add up the wattage requirements of the appliances you will definitely need when the power goes out. Bear in mind that larger appliances use more than just the minimal needed to keep it running; you have to factor start up into the equation. So take these elements into consideration when selecting your generator.
These systems can also be noisy, so check for the expected noise production before making your selection. Expect the decibels to be around that which a lawn mower emits. A small price to pay to be able to keep all your necessary appliances running.
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Mike Graham Heating and Air Conditioning and Plumbing has been providing essential service for local clients for well over 20 years now. We offer the finest in comprehensive heating, cooling and plumbing service, including standby generators. We want to be able to help you keep things running, business as usual, no matter what Mother Nature has in mind.