Suddenly the power goes out and you are left helpless without lighting, heating, air conditioning or worst of all, no access to your television or computer to catch up on your favorite streaming programs. A standby generator might be the perfect answer to your problem.
“Though many urban area home owners don’t tend to think about standby generators as a common part of their home systems, outages continue to be a problem in these areas. Standby generators can provide you with comfort until the power returns,” said John Ward, president of Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric.
Applewood can provide you with a sense of safety, convenience and security in these extreme conditions with the installation of a standby generator.
In 2015, more than 13 million Americans were affected by power outages across the country and a total of 57 outages were reported in Colorado. From 2000-2014, the number of power outages doubled every five years.
During these outages, it is not just comfort that is compromised, many necessary home systems are out of commission until power is restored. Standby generators are there to the rescue these essential systems and appliances back into temporary working order. Items like:
• Air conditioning
• Security systems
Standby generators are safe, cost-effective and invaluable when needed in situations such as these. Arguably, everyone needs a standby generator. However, most people don’t consider getting one until it is too late. Some may not want to go through the trouble of installation and upkeep, however, it’s now easier than ever to operate.
Compared to portable generators, standby generators require little to no effort to use and are prepared to come on automatically. Portable generators produce a fraction of the power of standby generators and may only provide enough power for one or two appliances. Unlike portable generators that require to be filled with gasoline, your system can be tied into your natural gas or propane service providing a hands-free solution to outages caused by extreme weather and other unforeseen events.
Applewood has technicians who can provide this piece of mind to your New Year with the appropriate selection and installation of your standby generator. Don’t be unprepared when your power decides to bite the dust. Make sure you are taking the necessary precautions to ensure a comfortable, cozy and warm season in your home.