Summer Outages and the Perks of a Generator
Summertime means lots of great things, but one unfortunate reality that most homeowners are accustomed to is the occasional power outage. People often conjure up ideas of intense blizzards when they think of their home losing power and perhaps they’ve even considered installing a generator in their home. In practice, the intense heat of the summer may serve as an even stronger motivator for installing a generator. It may seem strange when these outages to occur during the summer, but your friends at Aero Energy are here to demystify this cyclical pattern and to inform you on the top perks of installing a generator in your home.
What Causes Summer Power Outages in The First Place?
This is not an all-inclusive list, but we’ve outline some of the most common culprits: All year long the power grid is in use, but the high temperatures associated with the summer months puts a significantly higher level of strain on the power grid. The transmission lines that deliver power all across the country operate in a limited capacity when temperatures are high. If overwhelmed, outages can occur. Additionally, when it’s hot outside people are more likely to use their air conditioning units which demand large quantities of power to operate. Couple increased energy demands with power lines that that are operating in a limited capacity and a whole array of problems can occur. This could include a blown transformer, an electrical cabinet failure or even downed power lines. Summer heat aside, another set of contributors to these outages are the byproducts of summer storms. It is unlikely that a gentle rain will cause you to lose power, but a thunderstorm that can produce lightning strikes, strong winds and flooding which are all elements that can lead to power outages.
Why Should I Consider Installing a Generator?
A generator may serve as a great contingency plan for your home since there are so many potential causes of a power outage and no way of guaranteeing exactly how long it will be before your power is restored. The outage sources listed above are oriented towards summer, but the installation of a generator will also offer you an equal level of protection during the winter months as well. Here are three of the top perks of installing a generator:
- First and foremost, you will still be able to operate your heating and cooling system to ensure your loved ones stay comfortable. Whether it is the middle of August and temperatures are in the 90’s or if you’re in the thick of a winter blizzard, being able to regulate the temperature inside is essential to ensuring the safety of your home.
- Next, a household generator will give you access to key appliances during an outage. TVs and computers are considered to be luxury items, but you will be very appreciative that you no longer have to worry about the perishable goods in your refrigerator. Additionally, a generator can satisfy the emergency power needs of well pumps, sump pumps and sewage pumps.
- Last, you can never be too prepared for both natural and man-made disasters. It is impossible to know exactly what tomorrow holds, but a household generator is an investment in the well-being of yourself and those around you.
We know our customers are in need of a backup plan that has them covered around the clock which is why we are proud to operate as a Generac Select Dealer! Are you interested in installing a unit for your home? Give us a call today at 1-800-998-4311 to set up your free consultation.