A power outage, even a relatively short one, can affect your family’s health and comfort, and possibly also your work. Since you can’t control the weather, a generator can be a smart investment.

1. Keep Your Family Healthy and Safe

Perishable food can spoil if the power is out for four hours or longer. If that happens, you may have to throw out food worth a substantial amount of money and then pay to replace it. Your family may struggle to get by if you don’t have enough nonperishable food on hand and can’t get to a store because a storm has roads covered with snow and ice or blocked by fallen trees and power lines.

If your home has a well, the electric pump won’t work if the power goes out. A generator can allow the well to keep running so your family will have access to freshwater to drink, cook, and bathe.

A power outage can make it hard to get around safely at home, especially at night, and can contribute to accidents. Using candles is not a good idea because of the risk of fire.

If you or a member of your family uses a medical device that requires electricity, a power outage can be life-threatening. A generator can give you peace of mind so you won’t have to worry about facing that type of situation.

If the power goes out when the weather is particularly hot or cold, your home can quickly reach an unusually high or low temperature. Without air conditioning or heat, that can be dangerous. A generator can keep the interior at a comfortable and safe temperature.

2. Prevent Damage to Your Home

If you use a sump pump to keep water out of your basement or crawlspace, it will be particularly important if your area receives a large amount of rain in a short period of time. A generator can keep your sump pump working when you need it the most.

You may not know that the power is out if you only live in a house part-time or if you frequently travel for work or pleasure. Without a generator, you could return home to discover problems such as burst pipes caused by a lack of heat.

3. Keep Your Home Business Running

If you run a business out of your home, losing power can interfere with your operations and cause you to miss deadlines and to be unable to serve your customers. Even a relatively short outage that came at a bad time could have a major impact on your operations.

4. Be Prepared

A power outage can occur at any time, and in the case of a severe weather event, it may last for days. A generator can help your family be prepared for an unexpected loss of electricity so you won’t have to worry about your health and safety. CT Generator offers generators in a variety of sizes from top manufacturers. Contact us to learn more.