While the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has been quiet so far, we’re entering the traditional peak period of the season and predictions remain solidly behind a busy season.
That means we here in North Carolina are at risk of power outages. Even after hurricane season ends, ice storms and winter coastal storms can leave us with no electricity.
An investment in a Briggs & Stratton propane whole-house backup generator is an investment in keeping your home and your family safe and comfortable when you lose power. Parker Gas is a Briggs & Stratton authorized dealer with the supply, knowledge, and experience to make sure that your generator is installed properly and safely so you can enjoy its benefits. We also provide expert propane tank installation and reliable propane delivery for your generator.
Here are four reasons why a Briggs & Stratton propane whole-house backup generator is a smart investment.
Your home’s security system may come with a battery backup, but that battery can last less than 24 hours. If you have a sump pump in your basement, it stops running when the power goes out. Everything you have down there, from furniture to cherished mementos like Christmas decorations and photo albums, could be destroyed by flooding. A propane whole-house backup generator protects your home and your family. If someone in your home uses medical equipment such as a CPAP or home dialysis, you need a generator so they can use it.
If you lose power, you also lose your home’s HVAC system. If that happens in the summer, your home is going to get hot and uncomfortable fast. Not only will you not have air conditioning, but you also won’t even have fans. If you lose power in the winter, your home could become dangerously cold, and you could be at risk of having plumbing pipes freezing and bursting. A propane whole house backup generator keeps your heating and cooling system running so you can stay comfortable no matter how long the power is out.
Have you seen grocery costs lately? Think about your last grocery run, and how much of that is in your refrigerator and freezer. If you shop at warehouse stores for perishables such as meats or frozen foods and have a standalone freezer, no small dollar amount of food is in there as well.
Some foods begin to spoil in as little as four hours after the power goes out. If the power is out for more than a day or two, you could face having to throw hundreds of dollars of food away because it will no longer be safe to eat.
When you have a propane whole-house backup generator, your food stays safely cold or frozen. You’ll also be able to use appliances like a microwave, coffeemaker, multicooker, and air fryer to enjoy that food.
Staying in touch with the outside world is essential during a power outage, as you need to keep in touch with local authorities to be alerted to current conditions and potential evacuation orders. You also need to be able to keep in contact with loved ones. Having a propane whole-house backup generator allows you to keep essential technology like phones and laptops charged. You’ll also be able to enjoy entertainment like TV and gaming systems.
Get the benefits of a propane whole-house backup generator for your home. Contact Parker Gas today to get started!