Stand-by Electrical Generators
A standby electrical generator can provide power and peace of mind when you need them most-when you’re subject to potentially extended power outages. But did you know that when your power goes out, you and your family’s comfort aren’t the only things on the line? Your home’s health and safety become at risk as well.
Why consider a standby generator?
Even if the idea of spending a day (or even a weekend) “camping” in your living room catching up on your reading by candlelight, playing board games with the family and taking advantage of all the “hurricane food” you’ve been diligently stocking up on, sound like a fun change of pace for you, there are other more serious reasons to consider a generator.
When your power goes out, you’re not just left in the dark with a fridge full of food to eat before it goes bad, your home and potentially even your health become at risk. Sump pumps stop working, which can lead to costly damage and humidity (a constant in Florida) and lack of air circulation and filtration leave your home susceptible to mold and mildew.
Mold and mildew are not only destructive but are costly to clean up and can cause permanent damage to your home. Mold damage is also not generally covered by most insurance. In addition mold and mildew are harmful to your health, breathing in the spores can cause serious respiratory issues or even infection. Other potential effects of mold exposure are nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Mold is already everywhere and Florida’s constant humidity is the perfect climate for mold to proliferate in. In fact, it only takes 24-48 hours for mold to germinate or grow. That’s just a day or two without power to put your home and health in jeopardy. Your AC not only circulates air to prevent mold but filters it was well to prevent the spread of spores.
Other issues you could experience in the event of extended power outages include:
- your security system going down
- injuries from insufficient lighting
- fire risk from candle usage
- food spoilage.
How standby electrical generators work
As standby electric generator monitors your home or business’s incoming utility-line voltage to enable automatic startup and shutdown. When power is interrupted, your generator immediately detects the problem and begins supplying electricity to your preselected circuits. In fact, it restores power within as little as 10 seconds—no starter ropes, no extension cords, no hassles. Installed permanently outside your home, a standby generator runs on liquid propane (LP) or natural gas supply.
What is the cost?
A standby electrical generator is an investment that can protect your loved ones and your home in the event of a power outage. The cost for installation of a generator and transfer switch by one of our licensed, trained technicians will depend on the amount of backup power you need.
Do you just want to have a back-up for your critical needs like your sump pump, fridge, basic lighting, ac and garage door or you want your home to run as if there’s no power outage at all? Whatever your needs Bob Heinmiller is your Orlando and Central Florida source for all your electrical, solar, heating and cooling needs.
Call us today for a free evaluation. When you’re ready, our experts at Bob Heinmiller AC & Electrical will professionally install your home or business generator to keep the power flowing uninterrupted and worry-free.
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