Five Reasons to Invest in a Permanent Generator This Hurricane Season

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June marks the beginning of hurricane season and local homeowners are urged to prepare before a major storm is forecast. While you stock up on nonperishable food and water, consider investing in the ultimate hurricane supply: a permanently installed backup generator. Here are five reasons you should buy one this storm season.

  1. It's safer than a portable generator. You often hear news reports of portable generators causing fire hazards or carbon monoxide poisoning if used incorrectly. You don't have to worry about these threats with a permanently installed generator. It becomes a part of your home's system and is wired directly into your electrical panel for maximum ease and safety.
  2. It starts automatically. No need to worry about setting up or turning it on during a storm. Once it's installed, your generator will automatically turn on within 20 seconds of losing power. And since it operates on natural gas, you don't have to worry about refueling it with gasoline.
  3. It protects your perishables more reliably. Forget monitoring the number of times you open your refrigerator or fretting about how often to refill a portable generator to protect your food from spoiling. While everyone else stocks up on canned food, you can continue to purchase perishables to include in family meals during the storm.
  4. It allows you to stay in contact with the rest of the world. Portable generators often only have enough juice for their most important appliances, like the refrigerator and cooling systems. With a permanent generator that powers your entire home, you can keep your internet, phones and computers running so you can stay up to date on the storm.
  5. It adds value to your home. An added benefit of a permanently installed generator is it will add value to your home when you sell it. Like a good security system or termite bond, a permanent generator provides peace of mind to homeowners.

A backup generator is an investment, but it can make a huge difference when a hurricane hits your community. If you're ready to purchase and install a generator, call David Gray Electrical Services at 904.724.7211.

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