Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Why You Need a Generator for Your Home

Imagine yourself in this situation: A storm has struck the East Coast, and although every year you hear reports of blackouts and areas without power from around the country, you wouldn’t think it would be a concern here in North Carolina. But when this quickly-moving storm breaks power lines across the state, you and your family are left without power. How do you keep warm, maintain communication and cook food? If you own a generator, chances are you’ve thought of this very scenario, and that you already have a plan to keep your household safe.

This past year our country has seen increasingly powerful storms strike at unexpected times, and the most important word is always “preparation.” However, as the cost of being unprepared rises, so does the usefulness of a standby generator. According to a report released in 2013 from NASA’s Earth Observatory, future storms are likely to be less frequent in number but a lot more powerful. This means that generators will become even more important when these mega-storms threaten disaster.

A common misconception surrounding generators, though, is that you really only need them in the winter months. While the winter season can certainly take a toll on the energy grid, it’s just as important to be prepared in every other season. In fact, many readers may remember the largest electrical blackout in US history that occurred just twelve years ago on August 14th, 2003. The widespread outage left nearly 55 million people in the Northeast without power. It was found that the outage was caused by a software problem, demonstrating how a crisis can arise even without natural elements.

If you decide to purchase a generator or are interested in learning more, the best thing you can do is to research what kind of generator might best suit your needs. You can check out more information on residential generator installation from our website, or call us at 1-888-969-BECO to have an expert walk you through your options. The world may be unpredictable, but you can take comfort in having a plan. Investing in a generator is investing in protection for the future.