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The Importance of Having an Emergency Backup Generator

Should You Have an Emergency Backup Generator?

Having a plan in place for emergencies is always a good idea. Water filters, spare food, and anything you can store to prepare for the unexpected. But, what can you do about the electricity to your home?

Many people don’t realize that there is a way to ensure that you can power your home even if the electric grid is down. From electrical issues and natural disasters to human error, the best way to keep your AC running through a cooling emergency is to invest in an emergency backup generator.

What Is an Emergency Backup Generator?

what isChances are you’ve probably seen emergency backup generators outside your neighbor’s homes and didn’t even realize it. They look very similar to an AC unit and are designed to automatically restore power to your home if it goes out.

Usually, run on natural gas or propane, these generators can either backup your entire home or just a few essential items. Generators have engines that can run for extended periods of time, so even during a long power outage, you’ll still be able to do those things you normally would.

Since they’re run on natural gas or propane, emergency backup generators don’t need constant refilling, as portable generators do.

Protect Against Electrical Issues

Electrical issues can come out of nowhere. Sometimes there are planned outages, of which you’ll usually be notified. Other times your power can go out for many different reasons. A fault at a power station can cause an outage.

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Construction work, animals contacting power lines, cascading failures, and damage to the transmission lines can all cause unexpected power outages. In the heat of an Arizona summer, even an hour without AC can be dangerous and incredibly uncomfortable. However, the number one cause of power outages across the country is severe weather.

Natural Disasters and Weather Causing Power Outages

natural disastersThe Valley of the Sun doesn’t see too many storms— but when it does, they can get pretty bad. The sky can go from bright to dark as a giant wall of dust blocks out the sun.

Monsoon season can bring intense storms from out of nowhere. When your power goes out in July and August and you have no way to keep your light on or your AC running, you may be in serious trouble.

Luckily, when facing a natural disaster, emergency backup generators can keep your family comfortable and safe when those unexpected storms or electrical issues hit. After installation, you won’t have to worry about doing anything if your power goes out.

Your backup generator will take care of it. Then, once the power goes back on, your generator will automatically shut off. Convenience, protection, and ease of use are all reasons why more and more people are investing in backup generators.

Before you decide on a generator, it’s best to talk to an expert electrician. There are many different sizes available, and you’ll want an electrician to help you determine what size is right for you. Whether you want to keep your whole house running in an emergency, or just a few essential items, call your local electrician for expert advice and installation.

About Wolfgang’s Cooling & Heating

Since 1982, Wolfgang’s Cooling & Heating has been providing Fountain Hills with excellent service. Complete AC, heating, and air quality service is their specialty, and they’re known for their workmanship guarantees. Their techs have a combined 175 years of industry experience which they bring to your home to do the best job in the business.


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