The number of generator installations increases after a significant storm. The benefits of having a generator are much palpable. You can still do things normally in your home during power outages.
Here are the benefits of having a generator during a power outage:
Being able to communicate.
Smartphones always run out of battery during power outages since we can not charge our phones. A generator can supply power to your landline depending on the electricity.
Keeping your loved ones and property safe.
Security systems usually have a backup battery, but they only last for a few hours. Generators can protect you from burglars, flood damage, and other risks that may happen during blackouts.
Can power your medical devices
A generator is essential if someone in your home has a medical condition that needs to use medical devices such as oxygen tanks or dialysis machines.
Being able to work from home.
Home businesses need a stable internet connection to keep their business run even during a power outage. And during a storm or bad weather condition, it is easier and safer to do your job at home.
No need to go to a hotel and spend more.
Some people would go to hotels to stay there during outages. And staying in a hotel for a night costs a couple of hundred dollars and rooms are quickly booked. Having a generator at home can make you save money, and you can stay comfortable at home.
Protect from a power surge
Your electrical panel may receive a dangerous surge when the power returns. You need a whole-house surge protector for that, but if you do not have one, your generator can safely transition the system back to grid power.