Get Ready For Hurricane Season With A Home Generator
Every Floridian homeowner knows that adapting to Florida’s many weather extremes – heatwaves, humidity, flooding, is a part of life. But there is one weather event that can wreak havoc for even the most experienced Floridians: Hurricanes. That’s why installing a whole home generator is one of the best steps you can take to be as prepared as possible for whatever this hurricane season might throw at you.
How Much Will I Really Use A Home Generator?
It’s true that the hurricane season only lasts from June to November, but within that period, Florida experiences an average of 14-18 named storms a season, with about 7 of these going on to develop into hurricanes. Of these, an average of 2-4 may develop into major hurricanes with wind speeds of 115 mph or more. While official predictions for the 2023 season are still trickling in, it appears that this year will be no different from the rest.
When a major hurricane strikes, the affected area is often left without power – as was the case last year when Hurricane Ian struck southwest Florida, leaving millions of homes and businesses without electricity for days and even weeks. So, while a major hurricane may only occur once or twice a year, when it does, it could mean you and your family are stuck without power for several days. Investing in a whole home generator will have major payoffs in the long term, given that a potentially devastating hurricane can be expected at least once a year.
What Are The Benefits Of Home Generators?
A whole home generator will provide uninterrupted power to your home in the event of a power outage. With a home generator, you won’t need to worry about the prospect of not having AC, a cool fridge to keep your food fresh, and appliances to cook with – not to mention a working hot water heater!
All of these home devices will continue to run smoothly in the event of an outage, and they’ll also be protected from any voltage issues or power surges which might occur after a hurricane. What’s more, many generators – such as those in the Generac range – work intuitively, meaning they automatically switch on when your home loses power. This means that you won’t have to worry about the possibility of not being at home during a power outage.
Generac generators also allow you to monitor and control your generator remotely via WiFi on your mobile or laptop, which is especially useful if you’re out of town.
How Do Generators Work?
While power generation is a multifaceted industry, the majority of home generators operate on fundamental principles. The Generac, for example, utilizes the home’s standard fuel source, such as natural gas, etc. The fuel is used to power an engine, and this mechanical power is then converted into electricity through an alternator.
Once running, the generator distributes power directly to your home’s existing electrical system, so there’s no need to worry about working with extension cords. Thanks to its automatic transfer switch system, the Generac switches on automatically after a few seconds as soon as it detects a disruption to your power, ensuring a seamless transition in power supply.
What’s more, there’s no need to be concerned about a large generator taking up storage space in your garage. The Generac is conveniently installed outside and out of sight, just like your AC unit.
Protect Your Home From Outages Today
Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric is an authorized Generac dealer with Select Dealer status. We’ve safely installed hundreds of generators in homes and offices throughout South Florida.
Our specialist technicians also provide regular maintenance and check-up services, including fuel, connector, and transfer switch checks, so that you are always ready when disaster strikes.
Give us a call at 1-800-475-1504 today to find out more about our home generator installation services, so that you can have ultimate peace of mind ahead of this hurricane season!