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As we approach the height of tornado season here in Alabama, it’s a reasonable time to begin thinking ahead to how to be prepared if a natural disaster occurs in your area. Installing a whole-home generator, establishing a plan, having supplies, and signing up for updates from your local news station are all thoughtful action steps for preparation.
When it comes to preparing for tornado season, your highest priority is the safety of your family. At Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, one recommendation we make for preparedness for natural disasters is installing a backup whole-home generator. While a generator is an investment, there are many benefits to having a backup generator in your home or office space.
Four benefits of a whole-home generator
1. Generators give your home comfort and convenience
Whole-home generators are the ultimate means of comfort and convenience during a power outage. These generators have simple steps for application, so your entire home can be back to “normal” in only a matter of minutes.
No one wants to rely on flashlights, candles, and portable lights for visibility in their home. Not only that, but many factors of the convenience of your home are sacrificed when electricity is removed. If your power is out for an extended period, you can maintain electricity and function as normally as possible with a backup generator.
2. Generators provide safety
Another benefit of having your home powered by a backup whole-home generator is the heightened safety of your home and your family.
It’s no secret: unoccupied homes are at a high risk of theft. However, with your power running and lights on, you’re able to stay in your home. Being able to remain at home will keep any potential theft at bay. Also, a backup generator can power your security system, which also results in better security measures for your home.
3. Generators are efficient and automatic
When properly maintained, whole-home generators can operate for hours at a time without any pauses. Whole-home generators quickly and automatically provide a high amount of energy, especially when compared to portable generators.
Additionally, you can tailor your generator to power the appliances that are most important to you, such as your refrigerator or HVAC system. Whole-home generators are simple to utilize and provide your family with all the comforts of home.
4. Generators provide cost savings in the long-term
While a backup generator costs a significant amount on the onset, it’s a one-time investment that continues to give back to your family. Generators keep your refrigerator running and food fresh, prevent frozen pipes, keep your HVAC system running, and keep you from having to stay at a hotel.
If you live in a high-risk area for tornados or other natural disasters, preparation is vital for when a storm hits. Consider ways to put your family’s safety first and make your home as safe as possible. Ultimately, the investment into a backup generator is worth it!
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At Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, your satisfaction is guaranteed. For plumbing, electrical, or heating and air services, our highly trained technicians will do it right the first time, on time, every time. For coupons and discounts on all the services Call Dixie has to offer, click here. To schedule a service with Call Dixie, call 334.328.3570 for Montgomery, or call 334.246.4914 for Auburn. You can also schedule an appointment online.
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