Why Get A Backup Generator?

Generac Backup GeneratorIt’s 9:30 PM on a cold December night.  The sun went down hours ago and a brutal storm plasters the windows with snow.  You’re just about to put the kids to bed when you suddenly you see the lights flicker.  Everything goes dark.  Outside, the winter wind howls.  Just the sound of it makes you shiver.

The power’s gone out. How long will it stay out?  Is it just a short outage, or did something go critically wrong at the power plant?  How long will your house stay warm?  Will the food in your fridge spoil?  What do you do?

Meanwhile, down the street, your neighbor who recently installed a Generac brand backup generator hasn’t noticed a thing.

Electricity Is Everything

It’s so easy to forget how much of our lives revolve around electricity now.  We rely on it for our lighting, our heating, to keep our food fresh, to entertain us.  It’s always running quietly in the background.  We never think about it until it goes out.  When we lose it, we lose everything.  Power outages can occur without warning at any moment.  Anything from a minor glitch in the power grid, to a downed power line, to a catastrophic failure at the power plant can cut you off the energy that keeps everything in your house going. 

When the power goes out, you never know how long it will stay out.  An outage can last anywhere from a few moments to a few weeks depending on the cause.  Once it goes out, you’re stuck without power until the issue is resolved.  This may be nothing more than a minor and temporary inconvenience, but under some conditions, an extended power outage may just put you and your family in danger.

What Will A Backup Generator Do?

A propane or natural gas powered generator can be a lifesaver when the power goes out.  These days, it’s a requirement that hospitals have a backup generator to keep their life-support and environment control systems running, lest a power outage result in needless deaths.  Many businesses are installing backup generators as well, since even just an hour without power can be a significant loss of revenue.  Why not take advantage of those benefits in your own home?  Just imagine never having to worry about losing your food, or about getting out the spare blankets on a cold winter night.  If you have a home office and need your computer to do your work, you’ll never have to worry that a power outage may interrupt your business.

A backup generator allows you to maintain your comfort and peace of mind during an emergency.  Your heating stays on and you don’t lose the lights.  No more stumbling around in the dark trying to find a flashlight, no more worrying about the batteries.  You stay warm as the cold rages on outside, or keep cool as the summer sun beats down.  To top it off, a backup generator can protect your home from dangerous voltage fluctuations and power surges when the power finally does come back on.

With all these benefits, the only question that remains is why you haven’t got a backup generator already.

Not A DIY Project

Installing a backup generator is not something you can do yourself.  Because they are permanently installed and connect directly to your home’s electrical panel, it requires a licensed electrician to install.  You’ll need a building permit.  If you install a generator without these things, then you can expect to face heavy fines.  Furthermore, if you install the generator incorrectly, any damage caused to your home will not be covered by your insurance policy.

Fortunately, you won’t need to worry about all of that with us.  As a Generac Authorized Dealer, Kendrick Electric will give you the full service.  We’ll deliver, install, and provide maintenance for any Generac backup generator that you purchase.  We’ll take care of all the legal details, so you can rest easy.

A Generac Backup Generator

Generac is the #1 selling brand of home backup generators.  Generac generators are permanently installed, automatically restore power when it goes out, and can backup your entire home in the case of an emergency, so you’ll never have to worry about power outages again.  What about parts and service?  With the Generac warranty, we can take of any problem. Want more protection than just the basics?  They offer full extended warranties that last up to ten years.

So, if you’re tired of all the hassle power outages cause, get in touch with us (call 435-752-1888). We’ll set you up with the best backup generator available in the country.