Well-lit home in severe summer thunderstorm

Stormy Weather is No Match for a Home Generator

Well-lit home in severe summer thunderstormSevere weather can strike at any time, during any time of the year. In Ohio, we experience many different types of weather situations, including thunder and lightning storms, snow and ice storms, and tornadoes. When weather events like this occur, it can cause prolonged power outages. Having a home generator can help you stay safe and comfortable, no matter what the weather.

Have you ever considered installing a generator, but you’re not sure what the advantages might be? In this article, we’ll talk about some of the reasons that having a home generator makes good sense for homeowners in our area. And, we’ll explain how Ables, Inc. can help you get the generator you need to weather any prolonged power outage. Keep reading to learn more!

Why choose a generator for my home?

If you’ve been thinking about getting a home generator, you might have some questions about what the benefits are. There are several reasons why you might want to choose a generator for your home, including:

  • Preventing Food Spoilage: During a prolonged power outage, your refrigerator and freezer will not be able to keep your food safe for long. According to the Centers for Disease Control, food in an unopened refrigerator will only stay safe for about four hours, and food in the freezer will need to be discarded after a day-long outage (48 hours for a full freezer.) A generator helps ensure that there is a power supply to refrigerators and freezers, saving you money and keeping your family safe from food poisoning.
  • Protecting Your Appliances: During a power outage, there are occasionally situations called brownouts. During a prolonged brownout, there can be damage to the electronic motors found in most appliances, including washing machines, dryers, HVAC equipment, and refrigerators. A generator will supply your appliances with full power, preventing this type of damage – and saving you from having to make costly repairs or replacements.
  • Staying Informed About the Weather: When you have a home generator installed, your television, radios, and computers will all be able to function normally throughout the power outage, and that means you’ll have access to any news, information, or safety alerts that may be issued about the weather or outage.
  • Keeping Family Members Safe: In some instances, having a home generator is necessary for family members who use medical devices that require electricity, such as a ventilator, nebulizer, or dialysis machine. A generator helps ensure that necessary medical equipment will work, even if the power goes out.
  • Staying Comfortable: Storms often happen when the weather is either extremely hot or extremely cold. Without a source of power, your home comfort equipment can’t operate. Having a generator means you’ll be able to stay cool or warm, even when there is no power.

As you can see, there are many benefits to getting a generator for your home, from keeping your family safe and healthy to preventing serious damage to your appliances and HVAC system.

How can Ables, Inc. help me get a home generator?

Ables, Inc. is an authorized distributor of residential standby generators manufactured by Generac Power Systems, Inc. Standby units provide 24/7 monitoring and automatic backup power whenever an outage occurs. Our factory-certified personnel will assist you in selecting the appropriate generator for your home and provide complete installation, startup, and natural gas certification and hookup, as well as on-site training and scheduled maintenance.

To learn more about how we can meet your home generator needs, just give us a call at (740) 453-6015 or contact us online, and we will be happy to help.

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