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Why Do I Need a Generator?

Your regular electrical supply is often enough to give you all the power you need to feel comfortable. However, it’s possible that your electricity could be knocked out. Living in Bradenton, Florida, means facing the risk of violent storms. Minor outages are one thing, but when a major storm strikes, a generator is what you need to keep your family safe and comfortable. Here’s why.

Life Without Electricity

At first, you may feel that you can live for a few days or even weeks without electricity. It’s just a little bit of discomfort right? Well, you may not realize exactly how much of your life is powered by electricity. Without power, your refrigerator won’t be able to keep your food fresh and it will spoil. If the blackout was bad enough, the same thing could happen in nearby grocery stores. Your heating and air conditioning systems that usually run on electricity will have no power. In the cold of winter, this could go from being uncomfortable to dangerous.

Having a backup generator attached to your home will do more than just keep you comfortable, in extreme situations, it could mean the difference between life and death.

Install a Backup Generator

In order to avoid a dangerous situation altogether, consider installing a backup generator as an alternative source of power for your home. A standard backup generator is installed outside your home and is not connected to the grid. Instead, the generator runs off an alternative source of fuel, such as diesel, propane, or natural gas.

It depends on the generator and how hard you push it, but most generators can keep your home running at full power for at least a day. In an emergency situation, a generator will not only keep you comfortable, but it will also keep you and your family safe.

If you have questions about generators or would like one installed, give Luminous Electric a call today at (800) 956-8532.

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