As a resident of the west coast of Canada, you understand bad weather. When storms hit – be they the snow kind or the thunder-and-lightning kind – your power can go out in the blink of an eye. Sometimes outages last for just minutes and don’t make a big impact on your life, but other times they can last for hours or – in extreme cases – days! Those extreme scenarios are when you really need back-up power, but homeowners can also benefit from back-up power during the short outages, especially if they are working from home or have other demands that require electricity.
Such occasions can happen just about any time of the year, from the so-called “dog days” of August to the bitter cold of winter. That’s why installing a generator makes sense in general, regardless of the time of year. With a back-up generator installed in your home, you can have peace of mind all year long, confident that you and/or your loved ones will always be safe and comfortable.
If you’ve been contemplating generator installation, consider these facts:
- Automatic on – It doesn’t matter where you are when the power goes out. You don’t need to be home. As a matter of fact, you can be thousands of miles away. But because the generator kicks on automatically, you can be confident that your house will stay lighted and comfortable all day. No frigid indoor temperatures resulting in broken pipes and other problems. No excessive heat that can harm pets. No spoiled food in the fridge. Once the generator is activated, a feeling of relief sets in.
- Set it and forget it – Because whole house generators are generally connected to your home’s existing electrical panel, you don’t need to worry about turning it on or plugging it in if there’s impending bad weather. Once Stapleton Electric installs your generator, you can just sit back and let it do its job.
- Save money – When the power goes out, all sorts of problems can occur. You can lose a freezer full of meat or perhaps a refrigerator full of expensive and essential medications. Your house can get boiling hot or freezing cold, and when the power comes back on it – whether in just a few hours or as long as a few days – your HVAC system will have to work extra hard to adjust the interior temperature. That costs a lot! In addition, you won’t feel the need to leave your house to stay at a hotel or other lodgings, which could cost you a bundle. Meals can be cooked at home throughout the outage, also eliminating extra costs.
- Safety – If your home is protected with a security system that is powered by your electrical system, an outage means that your service is interrupted, leaving your home vulnerable to intruders. Furthermore, if your home is prone to flooding and you have an electric sump pump, excessive rain could spell disaster during a power interruption.
- A happy family – There’s nothing quite as miserable as sitting in your modern home with no power available. No TV. No PlayStation. No computer, smart phone, or tablet…once the batteries die. No cooking or baking. No heat. No AC. The list goes on. Keeping your family happy, comfortable, and entertained is a big deal, especially with kids. A generator takes care of all that…and doesn’t cost an arm-and-a-leg either.
Obviously, an emergency generator makes sense in a variety of ways. If you’ve been considering one but are concerned about cost, size of the unit, where it will be installed, choosing the correct system, and other logistical issues, the experts at Stapleton Electric can answer all your questions and put your mind at ease.
As a Greater Vancouver area business, we are well-versed in what works best for homes in our area and can also consult with you about code compliance, necessary wiring upgrades, or anything else that may be involved with the installation of a generator. For more information on emergency generators and other services offered by Stapleton Electric, complete the contact form on this website or call us at 778-985-9395.