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Why You Need a Power Generator


 We all take the little things for granted like the use of power running the refrigerator, microwave, TV, and other appliances or electronics in our homes. Why? Because power is usually on without even the slightest problem most of the time. But what about those times when there are power outages? In South Florida with an aging power grid and the constant threat of hurricanes and severe weather power outages are more "when" than "if". That is when we realize that electrical power is a great necessity to our every living from providing air conditioning and light to cooking our meals. For those who have realized this importance and have bought a standby power generator for their homes, the idea of prolonged blackouts is not as scary.

Why does every home need a standby generator? Well let’s take a look at the hurricanes of the past decade that knocked out electricity in the South Eastern part of the United States. Many people suffered for weeks with extreme conditions as prolonged blackouts kept homes without electricity. Those that had emergency generators were lucky as they were still with power and could perform everyday functions like laundry, showers, and other everyday activities you could not imagine going without. Those without standby generators had to tough out the storm and blackouts or find someone who would lend them a generator. Just from this scenario alone, shows the need for power generators in every home.

Many other incidents besides tropical storms, can cause an area to be without power for up to a week or more. Other natural disasters such as tornados, hurricanes, floods, etc., can cause the same crippling damage to power lines and effect homes all over a region. Many businesses have emergency generators to protect their assets. The same should be true for homes. Isn't it important to keep your family safe and secure should a power outage occur? We think it is.

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