Back-up generators and protecting home

You’ve probably experienced a power outage.  An outage can last a few minutes, a few hours, or even days and days.  A loss of electrical power is inconvenient, disruptive, and can even cause damage and unsafe conditions.  Most often, power outages occur during volatile weather conditions.  Right when you need your furnace or air conditioner the most, you’re sitting in your house without any power.  During the coldest months of winter, your home can quickly become uncomfortable and even unusable without a properly functioning HVAC system.  You can even be forced to move out until power is restored.  Maybe you rely on a sump pump to keep your basement dry.  Without that pump, major appliances can be destroyed.  Excessive moisture can lead to the growth of mold and mildew.  Bacteria threatens the quality of breathing air and your family’s health.  If your refrigerator isn’t operating during periods of warm weather, sensitive foods can perish.  Going without water, television, computers, lights, and other electrical appliances is extremely annoying.  So what do you do?  Consider investing in a backup generator.  These convenient systems are permanently installed outside the home.  The backup generator monitors the supply of power.  When this supply is disrupted, the backup generator automatically takes over.  You don’t need to be on the premises.  The generator handles your electrical needs until power is restored.  You can set up the generator to run specific appliances or your whole house.  To power the entire home, you will need a much larger unit.  Hire an electrician to handle the safe installation of your backup generator.