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Do You Really Need Backup Power for Your Home?

Do You Really Need Backup Power for Your Home?

How a Backup Generator Gives You Peace of Mind When the Power Goes Out

Few things in life are constant. In fact, if there’s one thing you can expect, it’s change. But that’s not all bad, especially when you can prepare in advance. Having a backup generator helps you prepare for inevitable power shortages that happen due to storms and brownouts. These electrical “changes” can certainly disrupt your life. But with backup power, you’ll never worry even while others are scurrying around trying to deal with the situation.

Still, you may ask yourself, “Is it necessary to have a backup generator at my home?” Fair question because a generator isn’t for everyone. In this blog, we’ll explain why it may be a good idea to have backup power at your home in Glen Ellen, CA, or the surrounding area.

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A Calm in the Storm

The bay area is no stranger to fires, storms, and power outages. They always catch us by surprise. You could be in the middle of cooking dinner, watching a movie in your home theater, or taking a shower in the evening – and then suddenly, the power goes out. It’s not only an inconvenience, but an electrical outage can be expensive. It can cause a surge that damages sensitive equipment in your home as well as force you to throw away food from the freezer and refrigerator.

However, when you have backup power, there’s no need to worry. As soon as the electricity shuts off, your stand-by generator turns on. Your lights, AC and heat, hot water, audio-video systems, electrical devices, and appliances remain on, so your life isn’t interrupted. It’s almost like nothing happened. Also, in the event of a sustained power loss, most gas generators run continuously for several days without the need to replace the fuel source.

Enjoy a Peaceful Vacation

Do you travel a lot for work or take vacations with your family? A backup generator gives you real peace of mind. For instance, if you have a home security system (without backup power), your home is left vulnerable to break-ins. Not only that, but your surveillance cameras won’t capture footage of the intruders. A standby generator gets ahead of the problem and ensures a well-lit and secure property.

In addition, if other issues occur, such as a pipe burst or house fire, your smart home won’t be able to alert you. Backup power keeps your cameras and security systems running so you always know if there’s a problem at home. Open your smartphone app to check the various smart technologies in your home, and then get back to enjoying your vacation – all because you have backup power!

Would you like to learn more about installing a backup generator for your home? Call Summit Technology Group at 707-542-4773, start a chat on this page, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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