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Do You Need a Backup Generator for Your Home?

Residential Electricity | 21 July 2022

If your home is subjected to frequent power outages, you likely understand how disruptive and detrimental they can be to your daily routine. This is especially true if you have young children or work from home, as power outages can drastically increase the risk of accidents while making it extremely difficult to get any work done. As a team of experienced commercial and residential electrical contractors, the team at BNR Electric knows how difficult recurring power outages can be. That is why we have provided some information to demonstrate why you need a backup generator for your home.

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3 Reasons to Have a Backup Generator Installed for Your Home

When you install a backup generator for your home, you are choosing a solution that allows you to:

1. Stay Productive for Work

If you work from home, a power outage can make it impossible to complete your tasks or stay connected with your team. Even if you have a laptop and wireless connectivity through your phone, this is often a temporary fix that will not work for prolonged outages. With a backup generator, you can ensure that your home office and router have the power you need to get your work done without falling behind and missing deadlines.

2. Maintain Comfort and Safety

Power outages during the height of summer or winter can be extremely uncomfortable due to excessive heat and cold. While you may be able to handle a short outage, prolonged outages can make your home unbearably hot or cold, especially if the outage lasts for more than 24 hours. By having an electrician install a backup generator, you can ensure that your HVAC system always has the power it needs to keep your home comfortable. Your backup generator will also allow you to keep the lights on for key areas of your home, keeping you comfortable and safe during the outage while eliminating the struggle of finding a flashlight or other portable lights.

3. Keep Your Food Fresh

While many people believe that their food will stay fresh in the fridge or freezer all day or night if they do not open the door, the reality is that food will start to spoil after as little as 4 hours. After a prolonged outage, you will likely need to dispose of hundreds of dollars of food and spend hundreds more to restock. A backup generator will keep your refrigerator and freezer running throughout the outage, ensuring that it stays fresh while saving you from an unexpected expense.

To learn more about our residential electrical services or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at BNR Electric. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or your project.

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