We’ve previously written about the benefits of an electrical panel upgrade. When considering electricity stability you should also consider the benefits of a home backup generator for Pasco or any area. Be sure to consult a professional in your area before you purchase or install a generator for your home or business.
A home backup generator can keep all the electronics, including your an air conditioner and heater, working even if the power goes out. This helps keep your occupants from getting too hot or too cold, which can have adverse health effects in extreme temperatures. Depending on what model you choose, a generator can keep your appliances running. This can prevent food from spoiling in the fridge and deep freezers, which can be extremely costly and highly inconvenient. A generator can also allow you to run devices such as computers, televisions, mobile phones, and more so you may stay update to with updates on the weather.
Unfortunately, some items need to be in operation 24/7 to keep from damaging your home. For example, your sump pump works constantly to prevent or reduce water damage. Your air conditioner does the same for air quality. Power outages can last anywhere from a few minutes to several days. Lack of power to essential devices can spell disaster for your property. In addition, a generator can protect your electrical system from dangerous voltage surges or fluctuations when the power returns.
For the above and other reasons, many home buyers are looking for a home backup generator when looking to purchase. Even those that do not prioritize a generator will be incentivized further to purchase your property. In fact, a home generator can increase your home value from 3% to 5%. That means an average increased value of $8,000 for a home costing $200,000 and $20,000 for a home costing $500,000.
Time is money. A power outage can mean loss of work, data, production, service, and much more. A backup generator can pay for itself during your first outage under the right circumstances by allowing you to continue work. You should also take into account the costs that can come with losing data, damage to your equipment, and any other harm loss of power can cause.
You may be considering a portable generator instead of a home backup generator. They are readily available at hardware stores and are fairly easy to operate. However, they do have limitations. For example. portable generators may come with a few common outlets to run appliances, electronics, etc. However, you will not be able to “plug in” your HVAC system or other necessary equipment. Portable generators cost less but only provide power for limited outlets at a time. They can be quite noisy. Worst of all, portable generators must remain in operation outdoors in order to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
Is your home or business in the Tri-Cities considering a home or backup generator? We can help you both select the right solution or your property as well as expertly install it. Feel free to contact us to get all the necessary information for Pasco, Kennewick, and the surrounding areas.