4 Reasons Why You Need a Standby Generator

When the power goes out in your Henrico, Virginia, home, you want assurance that you’ll have electricity to keep your home running. A standby generator connects to the electrical system in your home and automatically kicks on when the power is out, keeping your family safe and comfortable. Let’s look at four reasons why you should have a standby generator.

Keeps The Refrigerator and Freezer Running

You invest a lot of money on food for your family and you certainly don’t want it to go bad due to a power outage. Not only will you have to dispose of food that has gone without refrigeration, but there is also the potential that you can get sick from eating spoiled food. The generator will keep this vital appliance running so you have quality, fresh food.

Keeps the Water Pump Running

Without electricity, your water pump won’t work. This means no running water for dishes, drinking, cooking, showers, or toilets. Water is a necessity of life, and the generator will help to ensure you have running water.

Keeps Your Electronics Charged

Cell phones, mobile devices, and the internet are crucial for keeping in touch with family and the rest of the world, especially in an emergency. When the battery runs out on these devices, you can’t communicate. This is essential if you need to call first responders if there is a medical emergency, or the fire department if there is an issue. A generator will keep your lines of communication open.

Keeps Your HVAC System Working

Whether the power outage is in the summer or winter, you want to have your HVAC system working. During the summer your home will get very hot and humid without the air conditioner, and in the winter, your house will get very cold. A standby generator helps to ensure your home stays comfortable.

Give our professional team at Foster Plumbing & Heating a call today to schedule an appointment so we can install a standby generator for your home. You can reach us at 804-215-1300.

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