Power outages: they happen. When you’re left without electricity, it can be a real disruption to your life. Whether it’s a storm that passes through our region, an accident that causes a tree to fall on a power line, or another natural disaster, staying prepared is key.

But how?

A generator can help you keep you connected and powered up in the event of a power outage. This is an important addition to your home that many Oregonians are choosing to do.

A standby generator is permanently installed outside of your home. It’s wired to an electrical panel with a transfer switch. And no power cords are necessary! These generators are stronger than a portable generator, giving you peace knowing you and your family can stay comfortable no matter what type of situation comes your way.

How it works:

A standby generator senses when the power goes out and will automatically turn on in that event. You don’t have to be home, either! These products can power your lights, appliances, the Internet, and other important electronics or medical devices that require electricity to run.

Installing a generator is a worthwhile investment for your home that can even add resale value to your home. And when you think about other long-term savings, it’s an even better option. Think about the food in your fridge and freezer and how much money it’s worth. If that goes bad in the event of a long-term power outage, it can be a real loss! Or perhaps you work from home and need the Internet and other power to complete your job. Not having power could mean a loss of income or cause the inconvenience of traveling to another place to find power.

Generators can be lifesaving for individuals that are more vulnerable due to illness or age. For example, if you’re on oxygen, or your medication needs to be refrigerated, being without power for a long time could be detrimental. For the elderly, keeping your home heated in the winter and cool in the summer is also important. A generator keeps your heating or cooling system running without interruption.

So, don’t get caught in the dark or risk the stress of losing power! Summer is a great time to install a generator. These products run quietly and efficiently and help keep you, your home, and your family safe and comfortable. Our experienced professionals at Specialty Heating and Cooling install generators and discuss what size/wattage is right for you. Contact us today to learn more about how these outstanding products are a valuable home addition.