3 Reasons to Install a Home Generator
Most of the time, you can count on your local electric company to provide relatively reliable electric service to your Escondido home. However, unexpected weather events or even human error can lead to a prolonged power outage. While a major power outage may just be an inconvenience to some people, others are more vulnerable to the potentially serious consequences of losing power. If you want to avoid the dangers and inconveniences of sudden power outages, consider installing a home generator for your Escondido home. Home generators kick in within moments of an unexpected power outage, restoring service to your home, even if your neighbors have to wait hours for their service to return. If you want to protect everyone in your California home from the inconveniences and dangers of a power outage, contact our qualified residential electricians at Far West Electric to have a home generator installed.
One of the most annoying and expensive inconveniences of a sudden power outage is spoiled food. A major weather event or traffic accident can cause an outage that lasts for many hours. In some cases, the power company has to shut power off to your area for as long as eight hours to perform maintenance to the power grid. In the meantime, the food in your refrigerator and freezer slowly begin to warm up. If your power is not restored quickly, your food will start to spoil. That can be a minor inconvenience when your fridge is mostly empty, but it can become a major headache that sets you back hundreds of dollars if you recently stocked up on groceries. A home generator can ensure that your food will stay cold regardless of a power outage, giving you peace of mind and saving you hassle.
A nighttime power outage can be a serious safety hazard, especially if the outage is widespread and even the streetlights aren’t providing any illumination through your windows. If your home is too dark to see, one wrong step could lead to a bad fall. While a fall can cause serious injury to even young, healthy adults, they’re even more risky for the elderly members of your household. In fact, elderly people are particularly vulnerable to long term health complications related to falls, so it is always best to make sure that your older loved ones have access to a home generator, whether they live with you or they live independently. The risks of falling in the dark aside, home generators can provide another level of safety by providing back up power to your home security system. Whether your Escondido home is equipped with cameras or an alarm or both, you can be sure that your security system will never lose power with a home generator.
In modern society, we depend on electricity for a lot of our healthcare needs. Even in our homes, we use electricity to power our medical equipment. For example, asthmatics often have to take daily breathing treatments to keep deadly attacks at bay. In fact, asthmatics often rely on electricity in multiple ways, because many asthmatics depend on their central air-conditioning to filter pollen and pollution from their air. Another common ailment is sleep apnea, which is a condition where an afflicted person stops breathing multiple times each night. People with sleep apnea have to sleep with a special machine called a CPAP machine that helps them maintain a steady breathing pattern throughout the night. As another example, diabetics who are insulin-dependent have to keep their insulin refrigerated or it will become useless. These are just a few examples of common medical conditions that are treated in part using electricity. If you or someone in your household has one of these or another medical condition, a home generator could be a smart backup plan for you.
Beyond these three serious reasons to install a home generator, there are plenty of smaller reasons as well. Perhaps you simply want to be able to read a book or watch a DVD at night without undue interruption, or maybe you have young children who are scared of the dark. Whatever the reason that you are interested in installing a home generator, the qualified Escondido electricians at Far West Electric will be happy to help you get started selecting your new home generator today!