When a power outage strikes, you and your family will be left in the dark. However, if you own a generator, that may not be the case. A backup generator provides homeowners a quick and easy way to keep their power going when the power grid goes down. This can especially be useful in a place like New England, where heavy snow storms can take out the power for days on end. Larger models may be costly, but a backup generator in Massachusetts can save you even more in avoided damage and give you peace of mind.
Here are five reasons to consider buying a backup generator for your Massachusetts home:
Increased property value and lowered insurance rates
There’s always the possibility that you will move out of your home someday. If you sell your house, having a backup generator on the property will significantly improve its value. In addition, having a backup generator may result in a reduced insurance rate. Backup generators make the property safer by protecting electrical systems. Because of this, the insurance company may lower their rates if they feel you’re less ‘high-risk’.
Avoid hotel visits and potential looters
If you get a particularly nasty power outage, you may find yourself checking into a hotel simply to have electricity. As well as being inconvenient and costly, it makes your home vulnerable to looters who might use the outage to find homes to rob. By keeping the power available at home, you won’t have to leave your home, letting you avoid paying for a hotel room and discouraging looters through your presence.
Keep your sump pump operational
If you have a sump pump in your home, you likely know that it has a connection to the electrical grid. This means that it can only drain water if it has power. Should the power go out, your basement will be defenseless against flooding caused by storm conditions. Having a backup generator in your Massachusetts home will keep your sump pump powered no matter the weather.
Stay safe and comfortable
One of the most obvious advantage to having power during an outage is being able to enjoy the comforts of home. You don’t have to worry about the food in your fridge spoiling. Your electronics can still function (minus the Internet possibly, but it’s still something.) You can keep your home warm during a winter storm. There are too many examples to list!
There are other kinds of generators that you can buy that are more portable and less costly. However, to use one, you have to set it up by going outside, and that might not be the best idea during a storm or other natural disaster. Backup generators are a one-time installation, and when it’s installed, it will automatically start working when the utility lines fail.
Why choose Papalia for my generator installation?
Papalia Home Services has almost 30 years of experience helping people around the Boston Metro West Area. As many homeowners in this area know, we can get some heavy blizzards during the winter. In addition, the summers here can bring torrential rainfall from the leftovers of hurricanes moving up from where they hit land. That’s why we seek to provide the best generator service we can! Our company offers free quotes on generator evaluations and personalized plans for their installation. After installation, the installer and salesperson will both test it and ensure that you’re comfortable with your new purchase. Keep your home’s electricity safe from severe weather and call Papalia Home Services today!