Summer has arrived, and for those of us in Northwestern Arkansas, that means thunderstorm season is charging into full swing. Losing power due to inclement weather, power surges, and brownouts can be extremely frustrating and dangerous. More and more homeowners are taking steps to ensure that their homes will have power thanks to the installation of a standby generator.
Because power outages can be frequent during the summer’s stormy weather, there is no better time than now to invest in your own standby generator, which monitors your home’s electrical power, and kicks in automatically should power be lost. This keeps your home’s lights, electricity and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system up and running. There are any number of reasons why you would want your power to remain on, including the:
- Preservation of refrigerated and frozen foods
- Ability to cook
- Protection for your expensive and delicate computer and electronic equipment
- Continued use, and charging where necessary, of your communication devices, including your computer, cell phone, and TV
- Continued protection of your security system
- Ability to provide light, particularly for small children, nurseries, and stairwells, as well as your overall safety and convenience
Be sure to work with an HVAC contractor who offers reputable brands and service, and ensure that your contractor is fully licensed and certified to work on the generator that you purchase. A company representative should work with you to decide what size and brand of generator will best suit your needs. Additionally, before your contractor leaves after installing your standby generator, be sure to have him or her explain exactly how your new generator works, what you should expect, and who to contact in case of a problem.
Don’t forget to have your generator serviced
To ensure that your standby generator will kick in right when you need it, it’s imperative that you follow the manufacturers directions on routine preventive maintenance and service. Work with a contractor who is licensed to service your generator to the manufacturer’s specifications for optimum performance and safety.
For more information on standby generators and other matters related to home comfort, contact the professionals at Paschal Heat, Air, Geothermal, and Generators. We have been serving northwest Arkansas since 1968.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about standby generators and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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