The Benefits of a Backup Generator

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Hurricane season is upon us and homeowners need to be prepared. While it's still important to stock up on essentials like water, batteries and non-perishable foods, there is one piece of equipment that can make an emergency more manageable. A backup generator will bring you peace of mind during a storm and ensure your family is safe and comfortable if a power outage occurs.

What is a backup generator?
 A backup generator is an additional electrical system that will automatically start up in the case of power failure in the main system. The generator can be used to operate essential appliances or an entire house. Once the main power returns, the system automatically switches power back to the main system.

Why get a backup generator?
A backup generator will easily and quickly deliver power to your home in the case of an outage. It will also protect your house from power surges when the power comes back on. The generator can keep your home running with uninterrupted electricity for days during an outage.

What generator should I get?
When deciding on a generator, consider which electronics you want to keep operating during the outage. If you only want to ensure the essentials stay on - like the refrigerator, air conditioning and lights - choose a lower watt generator. If you plan to use additional electronics like your TV and computers, you will need a more powerful unit.

By investing in a backup generator, you won't have to worry about perishable foods, power surges or the Florida heat. To ensure the generator is properly installed and safe to operate, hire a licensed electrician to perform the installation - call David Gray Electrical Services at 904.724.7211.

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