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Four Questions to Ask Yourself to Determine if You Need a Standby Generator

Four Questions to Ask Yourself to Determine if You Need a Standby Generator

Posted on:23 Jun, 2020 / Posted In: Generac

Choosing to purchase a standby generator is a personal decision, and one that should be based primarily on your needs – after all, a standby generator is a big investment. If you’re unsure whether or not a standby generator is something that you should buy, here are four questions to ask yourself that can help you to make the decision–

  • Are You a Business Owner? If you’re a business owner, then the next questions to ask yourself are: Does your business deal with any sensitive materials or items that would be disrupted by a power outage? For example, some medications need to be refrigerated, and food products often need to be maintained at a certain temperature to avoid spoilage. Do your employees depend on power? If you are responsible for the wellbeing of employees, then having power to maintain the internet, electricity, heat, and air conditioning is likely important.  Does your business need electricity to run? The most likely answer to this question is a resounding yes – from running the lights to keeping the internet going, chances are you won’t be able to do anything productive if there’s a blackout and you don’t have a standby generator.
  • Do You Have Life-Saving Equipment or Machinery in Your Home? Some residents throughout Illinois and Indiana have equipment and machinery in their homes that cannot be turned off, lest it put a family member’s life at risk. For example, oxygen machines and ventilators need to have access to constant power. If you have life-saving equipment or machinery in your home, then you should absolutely purchase a standby generator to ensure that the equipment keeps running regardless of whether there’s a loss of power.
  • Do You Live in an Area with Frequent Blackouts? One thing that may affect your decision to purchase a standby generator is whether or not you live in an area with frequent blackouts. If frequent blackouts are something that your area is subject to, having a standby generator on-site can offer peace of mind that the lights (and everything else) will stay on even if you lose power.
  • Do You Have Other Supports in Place that You Can Turn to in the Event of a Blackout? Finally, those who live in rural or secluded areas and don’t have other supports in place that they could turn to in the event of a blackout or emergency, such as neighbors or local community centers, may benefit more from a standby generator. A standby generator keeps the electricity flowing, which means access to phones, chargers, the internet, etc. that may otherwise be lost.

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