There is much that you must do to prepare your home for the holiday season. You must cook a significant amount of food, and you also need to make sure that your home is comfortable for guests. You may also want to consider having a home backup generator installed as part of your holiday prep. Having a residential generator can offer you all of the following benefits.
Protection Against Power Surges
Power surges are among the most common reasons that electronics and appliances are damaged, and storms are not the only thing that causes them. Power surges are the result of electricity spiking in your home’s electrical system, and these electricity spikes can occur when your power goes out and then suddenly comes back on.
Power outages are common during the holiday season because this is a period when the electrical grid gets a lot of use. All of this use can result in the power grid becoming overloaded and failing. If you have a backup generator installed, you will have protection against power surges because your generator will kick on as soon as you lose power.
Improved Home Safety
It is no secret that the crime rate increases during the holiday season, and this includes home break-ins. Because of this, you must take measures to make certain your home remains safe and secure. Having a backup generator will ensure that your walkway and outdoor security lights don’t go dark during power outages. If you have a security system, your generator will also keep that powered continuously, giving you peace of mind that your home is always protected.
Prevent Your Food From Spoiling
Imagine that you have guests staying over at your house. You have a plethora of food that you will be serving, but it all becomes spoiled because of losing power. A backup generator will prevent food spoilage because your refrigerator will continue to run even when the power is out.
Backup generators are wired into your home’s electrical system and your gas panel if you have one. Because backup generators are wired directly into your home, they will kick on as soon as the power grid ceases delivering power, ensuring that your home remains powered continually.
If you do not currently have a backup generator installed in your home, you may want to consider having one installed before the busy holiday season. At Fisher Electric in Santa Cruz, our highly skilled electricians will do the job correctly and ensure your 100% satisfaction, so give us a call today to set up an appointment.