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Whole Home Backup Generator

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Intense storms and harsh winter weather can hit the Midwest at any time. While we can't control the weather, you can be prepared for storms and power outages with the help of a whole home standby generator. Below are some of the top reasons why homeowners purchase generators:

  • A home generator turns on automatically when power from the utility company goes out.
  • Whole-home generators can last longer than portable generators do.
  • A generator powers your appliances in the event of an outage.
  • When the power goes out, the perishable food in your refrigerator may go bad. With a generator, you won't have to worry about this inconvenience. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that if your power has been out for longer than 2 hours, that food with a temperature higher than 40 degrees Fahrenheit should be thrown out. It also suggests packing perishable foods such as meat and dairy in coolers with ice when you lose power. However, if you are not home right away when the power goes out, this may be impossible. If there is a city-wide blackout, your local grocery store may have to throw away their perishable items as well. In addition to your fridge, your other kitchen appliances will remain running as well with a generator. You may make lots of new friends during a blackout if you can feed ‘em!
  • With a generator, your sump pump will stay on. This can prevent flooding in your home.
  • Are your kids afraid of the dark? If so, a generator will keep the lights on when the power goes out. This will eliminate their fears.
  • Last but certainly not least, generators provide you with peace of mind. You will feel better knowing that your home is prepared for a power outage.

Food Safety Tips during a power outage

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that if your power has been out for longer than 2 hours, food with a temperature higher than 40 degrees Fahrenheit should be thrown out. It also suggests packing perishable foods such as meat and dairy in coolers with ice when you lose power. However, this may be impossible if you are not home right away when the power goes out. If there is a city-wide blackout, your local grocery store may have to throw away their perishable items as well. With a generator, your fridge and other kitchen appliances will remain running. You may make lots of new friends during a blackout if you can feed ‘em!

Automatic and Hassle-Free Power with Generac

A generator puts the power back in the right hands--yours! Installing a generator invests in the quality and safety of your home and family. Standby generators from A.B. May, automatically turn on when the power goes out. If the power goes out when you are out of town or gone for the day, your back up generator will turn on, keeping everything running smoothly. Also, automatic standby generators connect to a gas line, creating a continuous flow of energy. You will never need to manually refuel. If you are interested in having a generator installed in your home, choose A.B. May. We are authorized by Generac Power Systems to sell, install and service Guardian Automatic Standby Generators in Kansas City. Call 913-383.2222 to schedule an appointment.