Reasons for Generator Installation: What Happens When You Lose Power?

Posted On: November 21, 2014

Without power your home and your family are vulnerable. That’s why a generator installation from Reliable Power Systems could be so important to your home’s convenience and safety.

The recent devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy taught us just how vulnerable we really are. Granted this is a worst case scenario, but when considering a generator purchase, it is important to reflect upon what could happen if you were to altogether ignore this homeowner necessity.

There would clearly be no light available, save that of candles, if you can find the matches. The luxury of televisions, computers, and cell phone charging would also be lost.

Here is a list of other problems caused from power outages that we may not always consider:

  • Food spoilage
  • Flooding from burst pipes, no sump pumps, freezers or refrigerators.
  • Loss of internet and telephone access
  • Lack of hot water and heat
  • No gasoline for transportation or portable generators refueling
  • Susceptibility to crime

These potential vulnerabilities naturally diminish the comfort level you and your family have grown accustomed to in the home you’ve worked so hard to attain. They also, perhaps most frighteningly, make access to the world beyond your home far more problematic. Even temporary loss of access to internet, email, and cell service could be potentially devastating to your business needs.

Imagining your home without power helps provide a clear picture of the potential vulnerabilities a Generac Automatic Standby Generator can work to prevent. Generac Automatic Standby Generators restore power within seconds so there’s not even any lag time without electricity, let alone days or weeks of uncomfortable and possibly dangerous living conditions. Moreover, Generac Automatic Standby Generators do not require gasoline for use as portable generators do. This eliminates further worry should service stations have lengthy lines or no gasoline at all.