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Generator Myth Busters

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

“I hear you need to always be home with a generator.”
"I hear you need to constantly re-fill them with gas.”
 

These are rumors that have been circulating about generators. Or, they are justifications for why one should not invest in one. I picked the word “invest” on purpose, because that is what a generator is. It is an investment. It is an investment in the quality and safety of your home and family and also treasured memories. That is why it is important that one understands the truth about automatic standby generators.
 

The thing is, with an automatic standby generator, it will automatically turn on when your power goes out whether or not you are home. This eliminates the inconvenience of having to be home when you think the power may turn off. This could be especially important with vacation coming up. If the power goes out while you are out of town or out for the day, your generator will make sure that your home looks the same when you return as when you left (i.e. no melty food spilling out of the fridge).

To clarify the other rumor, an automatic standby generator is hooked up to a gas line giving it a continuous flow of energy. You do not need to constantly refuel it yourself. This also helps if you are out of town or if the weather is so bad that you do not want to go outside and fill ‘er up again.
 

In the upcoming summer storm season automatic standby generators can provide comfort that your sump pumps will not stop working due to a power outage whether or not you are away on vacation. If your sump pump did stop working and a flood ensued, it could cause irreparable damage to your basement and material goods and memories down there.Though it is true that automatic standby generators give you comfort, peace of mind and protection, keep in mind that not all generators are the same. Portable generators will not necessarily give you the same quality of service though they are less expensive. Often you do have to manually pull those out and re-fuel them.
 

Please contact A.B. May if you have any questions about investing in an automatic standby generator

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