Why You Should Consider Having an Emergency Generator for Your Home or Business

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emergency generatorLiving in Pennsylvania, we see our fair share of extreme weather. From thunderstorms in the summer to hurricanes in the fall and blizzard-like conditions in the winter, plenty of inclement weather conditions can take out electricity. High winds, lightning strikes, and ice buildup can all cause overhead power lines to break. Though utility companies work around the clock to restore power, it could be hours or even days before the electricity comes back. That’s why having an emergency generator for your home or business is a great way to prepare for the weather and keep you and your home safe during a power outage. Below our experts share the benefits of an emergency generator when you lose power

What Is an Emergency Generator?

An emergency generator is a backup power supply that provides electricity to your property during a power outage. There are two primary types of generators you can choose from, standby generators and portable generators. A standby generator automatically provides electricity during an outage, offering total coverage. It’s a more permanent backup power solution typically fueled by natural gas or propane. A standby generator is professionally installed and housed outdoors, where it’s hooked up to a building’s main utility panel and wired into the existing electrical system. A portable generator is an immediate but temporary solution that must be operated manually. Most portable generators run on gasoline or propane and don’t need to be professionally installed. If you lose power, your emergency generator acts as an independent electrical system off the grid that powers your property. Below we highlight several reasons why you might want to consider this investment:

Keep your property warm 

When the power goes out, you’ll likely lose the main source of heat in your building. As we head into the colder weather, this is especially important. An emergency generator can keep everyone inside warm by powering your heating system until the power is restored. 

Prevent frozen pipes

When the power goes out, the temperature inside can drop, and your hot water tank might not function properly. When this happens, your pipes can freeze and burst, causing a plumbing nightmare. With generator installation from Fosh Plumbing and Heating, you never have to worry about a frozen or burst pipe. 

Protect your property from flood damage

While you might not realize it, the fall and winter seasons in Pennsylvania are wet. Rain, snow, and sleet can cause flooding, especially when your sump pump stops working because the power went out. Protect your basement from flood damage when you install a generator to keep your sump pump running. 

Are You Wondering How to Install a Generator? Call Fosh Plumbing and Heating!

Our team is here to help you; whether you have questions like how to install a generator or when you should schedule generator maintenance. We are ready to assist you with choosing the best option for your space and making sure your generator choice fits within your budget. If you’re looking for the best in commercial or home generator installations, Fosh can deliver world-class service and exceptional customer satisfaction. Contact us at (610) 496-5700 for a consultation or to schedule an appointment with one of our certified professionals.